Board the Eco-train With Green Lawn Care Practices and Irrigation Services

These days, it isn't difficult to be eco-friendly with your lawn practices. Everything is moving in the direction of becoming environmentally compatible. In fact, soon it may be tougher to practice non-eco-friendly lawn care than eco-friendly. Your irrigation services can be easily adjusted to suit other eco-friendly lawn care practices. If you're unsure about how you can fully adjust your lawn care program to green without losing the green of your grass, Nutri-Lawn Ottawa has tips and services that make the transition easier.

Water conservation with rain sensors
Nutri-Lawn Ottawa knows the importance of water conservation, and because of this, our inground sprinkler systems have a range of water conserving technologies to ensure you and your lawn get the most out of your system. One of these efficient additions is the rain sensor. The rain sensor turns off your irrigation services following a period of precipitation so that your lawn doesn't get watered twice. This also means that you're reducing the amount of water you're using on your lawn.

Let your lawn go dormant
It may not look beautiful, but during a particularly hot summer without a lot of precipitation, a dormant lawn may be the best option you have. Many homeowners make the mistake of thinking that a brown, dry lawn is a dead lawn. However, a dormant lawn is more comparable to Sleeping Beauty or a charging laptop.

A dormant lawn requires no fertilization, and only 5 inches of water a month from your irrigation services to stay alive. Make sure your lawn is in good health before you choose this, though, as an unhealthy lawn is more likely to die in a dormant state. Mow your grass higher than usual, and try to make sure there aren't any insects attacking your lawn. This is a good option if you won't be using your lawn too much or if you don't have a lot of time to keep up on lawn care.

Rain barrels
Rain barrels are a great option for irrigating your garden. By placing barrels in areas that produce high drainage during storms, you can collect water for watering vegetable patches, flowerbeds, trees, and shrubs. If you think you can collect a significant amount of water, consider setting up your rain barrels to feed into your inground sprinkler system.

Compile compost
It's more than likely that if you're not choosing a dormant lawn, then you're fertilizing once or twice a year. Nutri-Lawn Ottawa recommends compost as a DIY fertilizer that is easy to setup and will dramatically reduce the amount of waste you produce. Most of your organic household waste can go into your compost. Avoid adding greasy foods, oils, meats, eggs, and anything containing pesticides. Compost is a slow-release fertilizer, filled with nutrients including nitrogen that are required for a healthy lawn.

Compost needs to stay moist in order to decompose more rapidly. This is where your inground sprinkler system comes in. Set up your inground sprinkler systems so that it waters your compost lightly every day. This is also where a rain barrel may come in handy.

Use your irrigation services appropriately
Finally, the most important thing is to schedule your Nutri-Lawn Ottawa inground sprinkler system so that it only runs when it will get the most efficient and effective results without over-draining your resources. Your lawn only needs 1 to 2 inches weekly to stay alive and healthy. Water in the early morning so that your lawn can absorb the water before the heat of the day kicks in to spark evaporation.

Also, remember that your vegetables, fruits, and herbs won't require as much water as your flowerbeds. Putting some stress on your edibles through reducing the amount of water that they get (only slightly) will enhance the flavour by creating a richer concentration of sugars. You save water, and get a better flavour experience from your garden.

Are you ready to get started on your eco-friendly approach to lawn irrigation? Receive your complimentary quote from Nutri-Lawn Ottawa today.