Lawns are water guzzlers. Typically, your lawn will need about an inch to an inch in a half of water each week to stay lush and healthy. The water your lawn needs could come from rainfall, but a sprinkler system might make more sense. Calling your sprinkler system installation company in New Jersey is recommended if you wish to have a green lawn all summer long.

Of course, once you have a sprinkler system installed, you will want to learn how to properly water your lawn. No kidding, there are a lot of people out there who waste water unnecessarily. Here are a few ways they do so.

Hot Sun

Using sprinklers when it is sunny and 90 degrees is not a smart practice. Most of the water evaporates before it even reaches the roots. It’s like taking a shower wearing a raincoat. You get the idea. It is best if you water late at night or early in the morning when the water has a chance to be fully absorbed.


Most people guilty of watering their lawn during a rainstorm have sprinklers set up on a timer. Imagine the look on their faces when they peak outside only to see all that water wasted. Not only that, it is embarrassing when the neighbors are watching your sprinklers spew out hundreds of gallons of water in a downpour. No wonder they don’t like you.

Water the Street

You need to check your sprinklers from time to time to make sure they are watering the grass on not the street. Watering the street will not make your lawn lush and green and it is a waste of water. Make is a habit of checking the functionality of your sprinklers on a regular basis.

Follow these tips and you will have a green and lush lawn and the neighbors will like you once again.