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Posts: 5

Location: USA


Tuesday, May 15th 2007, 5:04pm

Hi guys, the tuna can idea sounds like the way to go to me. The system seems to be watering enenly and doing a good job, I just thought that it was using too much water, but as I research I think that maybe its not. I think if I run it for only what it takes to water the yard without over watering I may be ok. The zones have been set on 10 to 15 minutes each. How much water would I need to put on the yard each time I water, in inches?


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Posts: 158

Location: FT. Walton Beach, Florida


Tuesday, May 15th 2007, 7:11pm

It really depends on the requirement of the plant life, soil conditions, weather and etc... You can water your grass real heavy at first and then wait until you see the blades begin to roll or fold in. This indicates the turf needs moisture. Then you can set your controller accordingly. But this is a way to calibrate on southern lawns such as Centipede or St. Augustine. As far as the bedding areas, limit it to keeping the soil moist, but not real wet and be sure to put plenty of mulch or straw to shade the soil and keep moisture in. By doing this, you will train the roots to grow outward and deeper to where the water is and this will create a more drought tolerant landscape.
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