Adjusting the sprinkler run times on your irrigation controller is essential during the changing seasons. Over watering can cause damage to your landscape and lawn and is wasteful when little to no water is required during cold weather. We are often asked how long should I have my sprinkler running during the different seasons, so here a few things to consider.
Depending on the type of flowers, plants, and other landscaping one may have, helps to determine the recommended run times necessary. If you have seasonal color or flowers, setting your sprinklers to come on twice a week at low times (5-8 minutes) should be sufficient. However, watering during the Winter may not be required if you have drought tolerant plantings. In that case, you may want to turn off your irrigation system to avoid unnecessary watering.
Water restrictions are in place and residents, homeowners and companies are required to follow them. The restrictions tell you what days and what times you can use your irrigation system. The current watering restrictions for the Dallas area can be found here.
There are numerous sprinkler parts used to efficiently water your property such as sprays, rotors, MP rotator and drip. Our professionals recommend you always following water restrictions, but also contemplate such parts to determine watering run times as well.
Ultimately, setting your controller sprinkler run times during the the different seasons will boil down to your own preferences. However, the listed recommendations are a great way to ensure proper watering. If necessary, we are happy to assist you on a service call. Texas Waterboys are here to help and educate our consumers in order to achieve excellent customer satisfaction and aid in maintaining beautiful, lush Texas lawns and landscape! Visit our contact page to set up an appointment!