Here in Forney, TX it takes a ton of water to keep your grass and gardens happy. A lot of residents opt for an underground sprinkler system so they don’t have to worry about watering, but this method can be very expensive not to mention tears up your yard for the entire season.
We’ve compiled a list of alternative irrigation methods you can do yourself on a shoestring budget.
Drip irrigation systems deliver water to trees and plants in a targeted and effective manner. It can keep roots moist, but not too wet and uses a lot less water than other traditional methods. You can even hide the hose under your mulch to make it more appealing.
If you need to cover a larger area of land, then maybe a walking sprinkler is what you need. With a walking sprinkler yard maintenance is a breeze. This neat gadget uses water pressure to propel it slowly across your grass. With this method you can cover large swaths of your yard at a fraction of the cost of an underground system without having to dig up your grass. The great thing about these sprinklers is that they follow the length of your hose back and forth so you can go around objects if necessary.
Here in Texas it takes a lot of water to keep our yards alive. If you are looking for ways to conserve water and reduce your impact on the environment, consider a rain catching system. All you need is some sort of container to catch the water from your downspouts when it rains. The water can be stored for later use and can even be attached to a slow drip system that is gravity fed. Plus, rainwater is free of salts, minerals, and chemicals and has the perfect pH balance to keep your grass and plants healthy.
Believe it or not, irrigation systems can get even cheaper. How cheap? Is less than $10 cheap? All you need for this method is a 2-liter soda bottle and a coupler to attach your hose to the bottle.
Next, use a push pin or nail to puncture a few rows of holes spaced evenly apart. The more holes the less pressure will build up and the less range you will have.
Attach the house to your bottle using the coupler.
Turn on the water and let the soda bottle do the work.
At Lawn Lab, we specialize in yard maintenance, tree and shrub care, pest control, and aeration in the Forney, TX area. If you want to achieve a stunning yard this year, then call us at 972-287-7400 or leave us a message on our website.