Established landscapes do not need to be watered everyday if the irrigation system is operating efficiently.
Here is an area over an underground parking garage that only had 8 inches of soil. Underneath the soil was landscape cloth and about 6 inches of gravel. Due to drought, heat and improper watering, the grass eventually died out.
WSIP certified company Nutri-lawn Burlington is one of the best when it comes to rejuvenating any outdoor landscape and provided a before and after image of one of their properties.
“We went over the area twice with an aerator to open up lots of holes, followed by a slit seeding in two different directions. (So, the grass came up in a cool diamond pattern.) Then we added an application of turf starter fertilizer following by a double pass of composted top dressing.We set the irrigation up to come on for about 10 minutes three times a day for about 2 weeks. After that we changed the controller to come on once a day for about a week. Once the grass was about 3 inches tall, and had been cut once, we set the controller to come on once a week for a deeper and less frequent watering.”
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