Irrigation for New Lawns & Gardens

Most people understand that every plant is different and has different care needs for optimum growth conditions. Just as varieties of plants can be different in the frequencyandamount ofwater needed, plants of different maturities may also require different amounts of water at different frequencies. We put together a few tips to help you ensure your in-ground irrigation system is delivering the proper amount of water at the right time.


New lawns generally require more water because the root system isn't as developed as the root system of an established lawn or garden. It's important to keep in mind that different varieties of plants and grass may have different needs for water. If your new lawn is a different grass variety than what's in your established lawn you may have to do some research to see what your plants might need.

You may need to review the zone settings for your irrigation system that service the areas where your new lawns are. Longer, deep waterings early in the life of a new plant can often help those plants establish deeper root systems which will help them be healthier and stronger as they grow. During those early weeks of the new plants it is important to monitor the moisture content of the new lawns and gardens and make adjustments to your in-ground irrigation system to keep the moisture in that top layer of the soil.


The second consideration when it comes to new plants and gardens is how often they should be watered. It is good practice to keep the soil around the new plants, especially annuals, moist to help them put most of their energy into developing strong, deep roots.

To keep the soil moist, more frequent waterings may be required. This is where your in-ground irrigation system can be really helpful. If your system is equipped with a soil moisture sensor you can simply increase the level of moisture required for the new lawn or garden. If not, you can simply increase the frequency and run time in your system's settings to ensure the soil moisture content is maintained. It is also very helpful if your system is set up with zones that can be independently controlled since the established areas of your lawns and gardens will not require as much water.

Soil Types

Different types of plants love different types of soils. Be sure that your clay-soil loving plants aren't in the same zone as your top soil-loving grass so that one isn't drowned or dehydrated.

Contact Nutri-Lawn Burlington Irrigation

The care and attention that new plants require can often be overwhelming, especially to homeowners who already have busy schedules. If you don't currently have an in-ground sprinkler system and you're tired of having to continuously check the moisture of your lawn, an inground sprinkler system might be the perfect solution to help you have the most healthy lawns and gardens possible. For more information on the many benefits of an inground sprinkler system, contact Nutri-Lawn Burlington Irrigation today!