Our Weekly Watering Recommendations
Areas of Bryan and College Station received a little rain this week but not enough to suffice in keeping lawns properly hydrated. The Houston area received even less rain so it’s safe to say watering should be on this week’s to-do list! Our recommendation is to water as normal with a goal of 1 inch -1.5 inches per week while keeping an eye on the rainfall and forecast in your area. As we are experiencing rising temps in Texas with upcoming highs breaking the 100s, aiming for 1.5 inches of water is even more ideal.
Cycle and Soak Irrigation to Improve Water Efficiency
As we’ve stated before, longer infrequent watering sessions are better than short daily spurts, as it allows water to reach the root zone promoting deeper root systems. However longer irrigation cycles can cause runoff and water loss in compacted landscapes. The AgriLife Extension recommends cycle and soak irrigation. With this method, longer irrigation can be split into sessions spaced throughout the day to give the water time to soak into the soil before beginning a new cycle. Waiting 60 minutes between cycles can help limit water loss while still allowing your lawn to receive healthy and efficient watering.
Helpful Services Available for Homeowners in College Station
The City of College Station is providing residents with free mosquito dunks while supplies last! “A mosquito dunk is an easy-to-use, safe, and non-toxic tablet, which kills larvae. These dunks are suited for addressing common mosquito breeding sites around residential properties.” Visit their site for more information and helpful mosquito control tips. Additionally, the city is offering residents free irrigation check-ups to make sure everything is running efficiently for summer. They will check run times and sprinkler heads and homeowners that are interested in this service can fill out an Irrigation Check-Up Form. We strongly encourage our customers in College Station to take advantage of these useful services while they’re available!
As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your lawn.