Summer is in full effect. Most of us never thought it would ever arrive after a rainy May and a cooler then average June. It’s time to put those wonderful memories in the past and save them for a conversation next year. For those of you who have not had your sprinkler system turned on for the year, please call the office to book your appointment for a mid-July spring opening. 905-508-3939.

Being that we are now in the middle of the summer and the extreme heat makes the short rain showers feel insignificant, Let your sprinkler system run its regular scheduled program.

If you have recently improved your landscape, or spruced up the yard with new plants, it might be a good idea to have a second look at the adjustments on the sprinklers heads themselves. Even minor changes to your garden can have an altering effect on your current sprinkler system. Sometimes without realizing a new tree, bush or large plant may have been planted in front of a sprinkler head. This would result in ample amounts for water for the new plant material, but anything beyond that would suffer greatly.

Whenever you add to your garden, it is also a good idea to turn your sprinkler system on everyday. New plants need large amounts of water to help assist in the transplant process. This allows for a shorten period of time for the root ball to establish itself in its new environment. New sod is especially susceptible to drought during these hot summer months. If your new sod is exposed to large amounts of open sunlight, it might even be a good idea to have your sprinkler system turned on twice a day, for a couple of weeks.