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WHY Is Proper Irrigation Coverage So Important??

What Should You Be Asking Your Irrigation Company??

We are NOT an irrigation company but we DO want to make & keep your grass GREEN!

Contact the office for referrals of local irrigation companies in your area.


  • Irrigation is designed to have head to head coverage or 200% coverage
  • Early Morning Waterings is the Best Time of Day
  • Longer waterings create a better root system
  • If you are seeing the leaves curl it is dry – water longer or check coverage
  • Irrigation is meant to be a supplement to rain. Even the best coverage and long durations of watering you can still experience drought stress


  Same yard, different view showing the head location
  Same yard, different view showing the head location
Plant blocking one of the heads, removing 200% coverage
Plant blocking one of the heads, removing 200% coverage for the area in the circle. You can see the start of what will be the decline in the grass causing a bare spot in the future.
This photo shows one week post a broken head repair.
This photo shows one week post a broken head repair. This head was broken for only one week. The broken head caused low pressure in the rest of the zone. Recovery can be made by watering aggressively after the repair is complete or by had watering the area.
  Proper 200% (head to head) coverage. 4 heads covering a section of the lawn.
  Proper 200% (head to head) coverage. 4 heads covering a section of the lawn.
View of head to head coverage
View of head to head coverage.

Head to Head Coverage


1. But I am watering enough!

  • One clogged or broken head and affect the entire zone
  • Irrigation should be physically checked monthly to make sure pressure and the heads are spraying in the correct areas (remember 200% coverage)
  • New plant growth can hinder the spray of the irrigation causing drought stress

2. That brown spot must be fungus or an insect.

  • Most issues in the lawn start with a type of stress allowing more issues to arise. Most common seen is drought stress. 

3. But it has been raining!

  • 1 week of rain does not correct the month of no rain. Please leave your irrigation running

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