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Old 06-25-2014, 02:41 PM
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Irrigation

So I moved into a new house with a MUCH larger yard. It has a hunter irrigation system, which I'm pretty pumped about.

My yard gets hit with sunlight all day. My question is in regard to irrigation. My old yard was small, but I hit it with my sprinkler heavy every 5 to 7 days. I'd put a tuna can out there to estimate it got an inch of water. With the new irrigation system it takes quite a long time (I have yet to fill a tuna can). So can I get away with more frequent, lighter watering? Or should I still try to hit the yard about once a week with a good inch of water?

Thanks for any input.
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:56 PM
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In In SW Florida I only recommend a 1/2" per week for watering turf. And only water from about an hour before sunrise forward. If your new lawn has dry spots monitor the appearance and water only as needed.
More frequent watering usually ensures a shallow root system and additional weed and disease problems.
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Old 06-25-2014, 04:00 PM
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I'm in MA. There's definitely a large section, zones 1 and 2 that get hammered with sun. So water those zones as needed and water the rest heavy in the early morning?

Any other input is greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:29 PM
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First of all you need to perform an irrigation audit. After reading the information below you should have a better understanding of how efficient your system really is which will allow you to better control your application rates.

http://www.rainbird.com/landscape/re...ystemAudit.pdf

http://www.timdwilson.com/files/Why_...s_Not_Work.pdf
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