How to Keep Your Grass Green in the Summer

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In the Texas summer heat, your lawn requires more water than in the cooler months. Experts will tell you that you have to balance how often and how much you water your lawn. Underwatering or overwatering can spell disaster.

Since summer has started already, your lawn may be already showing signs of dehydration. Here are some indications:

1. The grass appears to be faded, turning brown, and dry

2. When you walk on your lawn, it leaves a lasting footprint because the grass does not bounce back to its original shape

3. There are visual cues that the blades of grass lack moisture

When you see any of these signs, water your lawn immediately and talk to an expert to determine whether something else needs to be done. If you already have a sprinkler system installed and you still see any of these signs, get it checked immediately to ensure system is ready for the summer.

Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Sprinkler System

Texas summer will demand intense work from your sprinkler system. Our expert sprinkler technicians recommend the following to make sure that the system is summer-ready.

1. Inspect your sprinkler system to determine if repairs are needed.

Dry spots on your lawn are telltale signs of damage and limited coverage. The culprit can be debris accumulation in a sprinkler head, which damages the sprinkler head and impacts coverage. Moreover, a head can break when someone accidentally steps on it or when a lawnmower passes on top of it. Test your system and check for dry spots. If you notice any, there might be clogs which require repair by a professional.

2. Assess the height of the sprinkler head.

To ensure that you are watering your lawn optimally, you need to make sure that your sprinkler heads are at the right height. If too low, the water will not reach a lot of areas and may lead to flooding in certain spots.

Remove your sprinkler head and adjust it to the right height. If it does not stay at the height that you intended, it might be broken. Get help from a technician to determine whether it requires a replacement.

3. Calibrate the sprinkler system

An improperly calibrated sprinkler system leads to watering too little or too much, which can damage your lawn. Take note that it will likely require recalibration for summer since less water is needed from the previous season. An experienced technician can easily calibrate it for you.

Austin Area Water Advisories

Austin, Texas is in Conservation Stage Water Restrictions. Wasting water is prohibited. In specific situations that require additional watering, a variance from the water restrictions may be granted. Learn more about the water restrictions in Austin and surrounding regions in our Water Advisories Page.

Not Sure Where to Start? Have Austex Sprinklers Perform an Inspection of Your Irrigation System

Our Inspections not only provide a tune-up of your system, they also serve as a diagnostic tool by which our Technicians can spot areas in need of repair.

Whether you need a new sprinkler system installed or already have one that needs to be checked and repaired, Austex Sprinklers is here to help. We provide high-quality sprinkler system services in Texas. We are a BBB Accredited Business with an A+ Rating. Call us today at (512) 721-8564.

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