So, after years and years of struggling with my grass, I decided to do something about it. My grass was always getting brown and it never seemed to get enough water. Finally, someone said to me “are you watering your grass during the day? in the sun?” I had to say yes, because it was, you know, well, true. And I wanted good advice on what to do.
It turns out that if you water your lawn under the hot sun, the water evaporates very quickly, and a lot of it does not even end up in your soil. Worse, the water acts like tiny little magnifying glasses and can magnify the sun and burn your grass blades. So not only is my grass not getting water, I am also wasting all this water that doesn’t even get used. My water meter does not care that the water is evaporating. Once that water passes through that little gear in my meter, I get charged, even if the water is steam in the air one minute later.
So what do I do? Get up late at night and water my lawn, or do I get a sprinkler system of some kind. I had heard that they were really expensive, and required a lot of digging. So, I did some research and it turns out there is a really cool solution, and it is really easy to install, and really easy to operate, and it does not cost an arm and a leg. Its Called LAWNBELT and its a DIY sprinkler system you can do for your house over a weekend. The hardest part is visualizing and then laying it out on paper so that it covers your yard with sprinkled water.
Anyway, I got a plumber to come out and install a new custom hose bib in the right part of the front of my house (the other outdoor faucet hose is in a bad place) and that turned out to be my worst expense. Once that was done, the rest was easy, and I even got a wifi timer. So I can control the water on my lawn, from anywhere. And it is finally getting green. Almost!