Watering Advice for our McKinney Sprinkler Repair Service AreaPosted on August 8, 2013
McKinney, Texas is has been ranked by CNN as one of the best places to live in the country in the past several years, and we also believe that McKinney is one of the best places to work. Just a short drive from our office in Plano, we feel privileged to be able to provide our services in such a great community (our McKinney sprinkler repair service area).
Watering restrictions are currently in effect for the residents and businesses of the City of McKinney. [Please visit the City of McKinney’s website to determine the current restrictions and to find out your permitted watering day(s) and times.]As of now, August 2013, the City of McKinney is in Stage 3 watering restrictions. Watering using hose-end sprinklers or an automatic sprinkler system is limited to one day per week. Watering is permitted on the residential trash collection day only. Watering is not permitted between 10am and 6pm. Exceptions: hand-held hoses, soaker hoses or permanently installed drip irrigation systems may be used on any day and at any time. The City of McKinney will be enforcing water use violations in our McKinney sprinkler repair service area. According to the City of McKinney’s website, violators of the current watering restrictions will receive fines on their water bills that will increase in amount for each violation ($50 to $150).
If you are trying to decide whether to water in the very early morning hours or the very late evening hours on your watering day (since watering is not permitted between 10am and 6pm), we at Pearson Sprinkler Company recommend watering with a “Cycle & Soak” technique in the very early morning hours as wind is at its lowest point during this time. In north Texas, it still may be windy in the late evening and this will cause the water droplets from the spray heads to be blown away and the rate evaporation will also be increased. Also, the peak heat of the day in the summer occurs around 5pm. Avoiding the peak, or near-peak heat of the day is ideal.
At our house, we water using four cycle times: 12am, 1am, 2am, and 3am. During each cycle, we set the system to water each zone for seven to eight minutes. By the time the next cycle starts, the clay-rich soil is ready to absorb more water. At the end of the fourth cycle, each zone will have been watered for 28 to 32 minutes, with very minimal runoff. This saves us water and money!!
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