How to Avoid Overwatering Your Landscape

We have all seen the effects of an underwatered front yard. Brown, dead grass can make a home look abandoned. But overwatering can have significant downsides as well. As we prepare for spring and summer, we are sharing a few tips on watering your landscape for your home or business. If you live in the Essex and Middlesex counties of Massachusetts and are interested in helping with landscaping projects and watering, please call Done Right Landscaping. In the meantime, here are a few tips on keeping your property watered.

Understanding Your Soil Type & How Watering Works

The soil absorbs water. We have all seen the flooding that can happen when large amounts of rainfall hit cities and concrete sidewalks. Soil is a natural sponge for water, especially with grass and plants that drink up that water. Certain soil types are better at absorbing water than others. Understanding the makeup of your soil can save money and water when you are watering your lawn or plants. For example, clay-based soil or sandy soil will not absorb water or other dirt. This can lead to water pooling and running off. Water pooling on the surface of your yard can also create many problems for your front yard.

Setting Watering Schedules & Automated Watering

Many modern watering systems allow you to schedule when watering happens. Even if you are manually watering your home, there are benefits to watering consistently. Watering with too large a gap can lead to dead and dry plants. But watering too frequently can waste water and damage plant life in your yard. An automated watering system can operate on a specific set schedule to ensure that your yard and garden are getting the right amount of water at the same time each day.

Understanding The Weather’s Influence On Watering Schedules

You don’t need to worry about watering your plants if it rains. Alternatively, days and weeks of dry heat can increase the need for watering. Monitor your yard or garden for signs of underwatering or overwatering. Soil that never seems to be dry even hours after watering or pools of water in your yard are signs that you are watering too much. Alternatively, dry soil, especially right after watering, or brown plants are signs that you are underwatering. Understanding your yard and the signs of when you need to adjust your watering schedule is essential in keeping your yard healthy.

Landscaping Services in Wakefield, MA

If you live in the greater Boston area and beyond and need watering or landscaping services for your home or office, call Done Right Landscape. We are one of the top providers of watering, irrigation, and landscaping services.



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