Texas License LI0004842
Riverside Lawn Sprinkler Inc.
New Lawn Watering
Beds/Sprays Beds/Drip Zones Spray Zones Rotor Zones
Week 1 Twice Daily – 3 min Daily Daily - 30 Min Twice Daily – 15 min Twice Daily – 40 min
Week 2 Daily – 3 min Daily – 30 min Daily – 15 min Daily – 40 min
Week 3 Every Other Day – 5 min Every Other Day – 30 min Every Other Day – 15 min Every Other Day – 40 min
For new sod, 3 times per week for 2 weeks, there after 2 times per week
Established Lawn Watering
The metroplex contains many different soil types. Monitor your yard and garden watering to find what is suitable for plant growth. The following is a suggested watering schedule. Each yard is different, so monitor your garden.
Month # of times Duration Watering
per week Start Time
January 1 per week 15-20 min. 9:00am
February 1-2 per week 15-20 min. 9:00am
March 1-2 per week 15-20 min. 8:00am
April 2-3 per week 15-20 min. 4:00am
May every other day 15-20 min. 4:00am
June every other day 15-20 min. 4:00am
July 3-4 per week 15-20 min. 4:00am
August 3-4 per week 15-20 min. 4:00am
September 3 per week 15-20 min. 4:00am
October 2-3 per week 15-20 min. 4:00am
November 1-2 per week 15-20 min. 5:00am
December 1 per week 15-20 min. 6:00am
** Triple the above times for rotary type sprinkler heads & drip zones.
** EXCEPTION: You must be in compliance with your city or counties water restrictions. Adjust your watering days and start times accordingly.
If you expect a severe freeze (temperatures below 32°F) water heavily to close air pocket and insulate around root systems, then turn off sprinkler.
NOTE: Soil types, sun exposure and climatic conditions will vary from site to site. Please monitor your watering.
- Lawn sprinkler tree bubbler zones: Trees should be deep watered by bubbler zone every five to seven days.
- All new plants should be watered daily for the first 2 weeks.
- Do not water from 12:00pm to 6pm. This is the hottest part of the day. Also, avoid watering at night as this promotes fungus growth.
- Sprinklers should be set to start at 3:00am - 7:00am during summer and after 8am during winter.
- During winter months with early morning temperatures below 38°F, the freeze/rain sensor will prevent sprinklers from coming on. Start times should be later in the morning.
- During heavy rains, the freeze/rain sensor can prevent the sprinkler system from coming on for 2 - 3 days. During summer the rain/freeze sensor will need to be bypassed so new lawns can be watered.
NOTE: If new sod is not watered for 24 - 48 hours during warm and hot months the sod will be damaged or will die.
- Lack of watering or over watering will void warranties that may have been in place on any plants, trees or grass.
- Do not water the foliage. This may result is sun scald during the heat of the day.
- Keep new sod wet for 10 days after installation.
- Water should deep soak the ground. Your plants need to establish deep root systems. Light watering keeps the top wet and does not encourage roots to grow deeper.
- Allow root balls to dry between each watering as this will prevent root rot and will draw oxygen into the soil. However, never allow a root ball to dry out completely.
- Over Watering: If a plant starts to look poorly and you have been watering on a regular schedule, wait 24 hours after a watering and lift the affected plant and observe the bottom of the hole. If there is water standing in the hole discontinue watering.
NOTE: Soil conditions throughout Texas vary. These are recommendations only. Please consult your local nurseryman for your specific soil type.
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