Adjusting Run Times With Heat/Drought

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jbell36, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
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    what do you guys typically set your station run times to when the weather is at it's worst, like right now (sprays and rotors)?...and every day or every other day?
     
  2. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Do you want a beautiful lawn or just enough to keep it sustained?
     
  3. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,257

    let's go with beautiful...
     
  4. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Everyday 1 hour for rotors and 30 min for sprays.
     
  5. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,257

    yeah, yeah that would definitely do it..what about a more realistic situation, a little more than sustaining?
     
  6. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    make up your mind
     
  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    When its at its worst, and if you are in a drought, you want the grass to stay alive, not thrive. Let it stress a little. With droughts, restrictions, bans, high eater rates, I have been stressing "how green do you want .your grass? And how green do you want your wallet?"
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  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've had a lot of systems screwed up when my hot-weather programming gets dialed back by thrifty homeowners.
     
  9. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    The most we get people to allow is 30 min rotors,15 sprays, every other day
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  10. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have one system running 3 times a day 6am noon 6pmfor 30min per zone then all drip lines running every 5 hrs for 30 mins
    Lawn nice and green plants are still burning up plants need mist heads not drip lines
    I didnt install it I might be changing thedrip line areas to mist heads
     

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