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3 watering myths refuted

There’s lots of misinformation and misunderstanding out there when it comes to watering your lawn, and we’d like to correct some of it.  You don’t have to take our word for it either.  The town of Chandler, Ariz., which knows something about maintaining lawns in dry, hot climates, has put together this myth-busting list.

Myth 1:  Shorter grass requires less water.
Shorter grass can’t shade itself from the sun, so it actually requires more water than longer blades.  It’s best to keep your grass length to 3 inches or more.

Myth 2:  Healthy lawns require daily watering.
Frequent watering keeps water close to the surface and grass responds with shallow roots that won’t let it survive when stressed.  Aim for one inch of water a week to encourage deeper root growth and a healthier lawn.

Myth 3:  High, misting sprays are best for healthy grass and conserving water.
Large water drops sprayed low to the ground are the best for avoiding evaporation.  Automatic sprinkler systems are best for delivering this type of irrigation.  In addition, automatic systems can monitor your soil conditions and adjust their timing to avoid over or under watering.

If you want the best setup to maintain a healthy lawn and conserve water, contact us to learn more about sprinkler system options.  We’ll work with you to choose an appropriate system and design it to give you the best lawn possible.

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For more than 20 years, TLC, Inc has specialized in the planning, installation and maintenance of high-quality commercial and residential: Lawn Sprinklers and Irrigation Systems Lawn Lighting Outdoor Lighting Holiday Lighting Lighting for outdoor features including pools, hot tubs, spas, decks and walkways A dedicated team of lighting and irrigation specialists for the Mid-Atlantic Region Bob Carr and his dedicated, talented staff have been keeping the metro area green and lit with pride for over 25 years. TLC, Inc. began as a small residential lawn sprinklers / irrigation service installation and maintenance business in 1981. Today, TLC Inc. is recognized as a leader in the lawn sprinklers / irrigation services, outdoor lighting and decorative lighting field throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Delaware.
1651 Defense Hwy
Gambrills
MD
21054
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