By mid-summer, many homeowners in Kansas City notice their lawns beginning to turn brown and patchy – and have almost come to accept this as a standard condition during KC’s hot and dry summer months. But there is actually a significant problem developing that may lead to widespread dead grass and shriveled new plantings.
Because of heavy spring and early summer rains, the root systems for new seed plants and grasses has never fully developed – their ready access to regular water being the culprit. Now, as the rains have subsided, the plants don’t have the developed root systems needed to survive. The result: Homeowners chasing the dryness problem with hoses and sprinklers, often over-watering some areas and under-watering others.
But that doesn’t have to be the case. With a professionally installed automatic underground irrigation system from Heinen, you won’t be dragging a hose around your lawn every 20 minutes, or worse – turning on the sprinkler and forgetting about it until hours later. Over-watering is bad news for your lawn – and your water bill.
An automatic irrigation system can drastically improve the health and beauty of your lawn. Check out the difference a season makes in the attached before and after photos from a recent Heinen customer, Paul, who had Heinen rototill and over-seed his lawn last fall and then install an irrigation system this past spring – including a Rachio controller and smartphone app that makes controlling lawn irrigation a breeze.
According to Paul:
“Before I had an irrigation system, my lawn was brown and patchy by mid-July. And it was just taking way too long to drag the hose all around my lawn every single day. Now that I have an irrigation system, my lawn stays green and I’m actually saving water – thanks to the Rachio controller and app on my smartphone.
“The installation was complete within a couple of days, and did very little damage to my yard. I can’t believe how quickly and efficiently Heinen finished the isntallation process. Now it’s the middle of summer with temperatures well above the 90s on a daily basis – and my yard looks green and healthy as can be. If I want to give one of the zones in my yard and extra drink, all I have to do is grab my phone, pull up the Rachio app, and turn the sprinklers on with a couple of taps. It’s simple!
If your property doesn’t have an irrigation system and you’d like to learn more, give Debbie a call at (913) 432-5011 and ask her to have one of Heinen’s irrigation specialists come by and give you a no obligation quote!