Obviously, the best way to keep cool this summer is to use the air conditioner or go for a dip in the pool. But what about your lawn? In Arizona this summer, we’ve hit 120 degrees at least once and we’ve reached that magical number of 30. That’s how many days we reached 110 degrees or more! What can you do for your lawn? Below are a few lawn care tips to keep your “lawn” cool this summer.
Anytime the temperature gets above 110°, we typically water on average with pop-up sprinklers for 15 to 20 minute per cycle, 5 to 6 days per week. You can even split the start times so that you’re only watering 7 to 10 minutes twice per day if you’re getting a lot of run off or wasted water.
There can also be a lot of over spray when watering. The average pop up sprinkler dispenses 3 gallons per minute of water each sprinkler head. MP Rotators only use about 1 to 1.5 gallons per minute with less mist and more even coverage which makes them more efficient during these hot summer days. We also recommend watering in the early morning versus the evening or daily watering. However, if you have to split water times we usually recommend an hour after the first start time.
Please call us if you have additional questions about watering your lawn during our super hot summer months. We provide our customers in Gilbert, Chandler, and Queen Creek with personalized and courteous attention to their drip irrigation and sprinkler systems.