How Often Should I Run My Sprinkler?

At Lawn Kings, we excel in offering our Utah customers modern solutions for getting vibrant green carpeting of grass around their buildings that can withstand the local climate and add to the value of a home or business property.

How do we do that? By offering the best technical skill and equipment at competitive prices. We aim to keep our track record of excellent customer service and price competition to stay one of the most popular outdoor service companies in your neighborhood.

Our customers often have questions about using their sprinkler systems – how much will you need to turn these things on to get proper irrigation for your lawn?

The short answer is that it depends on your property – where it’s located, how big it is, and what the landscaping looks like, along with other factors. We assess properties on a case-by-case basis to give you a detailed watering plan. With that in mind, here are some general rules of thumb.

15 to 30 Minute Stints

In general, a 15-minute sprinkler run is a conventional standard in some parts of the country. What you want to watch out for is overwatering, where you start to saturate the ground. Many lawns can benefit from less water rather than more. When you start getting waterlogged, you may get things like fungus or other issues.

Deep Water Irrigation

In some cases, professionals will recommend getting water lower down in the ground by leaving the sprinklers longer but watering less frequently. How that works involves the roots of the grass. In going deeper to catch the water that’s been filtering deeper underground, those roots generate more of an infrastructure to keep the grass healthy and help it to withstand pressure. How long your grass is may affect the water plan as well.

How you mow also has to do with how you should irrigate. We factor that into the equation as well. Seasonal influences may also affect when and how you use your sprinkler system. We can advise you on this by taking a detailed tour of your property and sitting down with you to discuss what’s best for your lawn.

Utah Climate

Parts of Utah have a relatively arid desert type of climate. We will look at your particular neighborhood and its environment to help you create an irrigation plan.

Ask Lawn Kings about the best irrigation system and how to get prepared for each season.