Water settings for new sprinkler system: how much water and when?

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Water settings for new sprinkler system: how much water and when?

Post by ke.. » Mon, 07 Jul 1997 04:00:00



We just got a new sprinkler system.  It's a fabulous time-saver.
However, I'm not quite sure how much to water our shrubs.

I've read that our lawn needs about 1" to 1 1/2" per week given in one
or two shots.  Right?  I put out a can to gauge the water and found it
puts out about 1/2" in twenty minutes.  Is it better to do it once or
twice a week?

With the shrubs, I'm really at a loss.  Most of our shrubs are new
this year so I guess they need a bit more water.  Can anybody help
with how much water and when is the best time of day to water?  Are
there any rules of thumb about using the sprinkler system settings?

Thanks in advance.