03:38PM | 06/12/02
Member Since: 12/19/01
9 lifetime posts
Hope someone can help new lawn is in place with automatic sprinkler system installed. Problem is one section of the lawn will not retain/hold water even after a good hour of watering. Only the first half inch of dirt is wet the rest is dry!



02:14AM | 06/14/02
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
Do this - set a pan or bowl out in this section before the next auto-sprinkle. Check the water level after the sprinkler shuts off.

You may have a problem with the heads in this area and it may show up only when all the heads are operating. It may also be low pressure because everyone in the are is running their sprinklers at the same time.

[This message has been edited by BobF (edited June 14, 2002).]


03:14AM | 06/14/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Some soil is "water resistant". If this area is solid clay, it'll be difficult to get it to soak up water. Depending on how bad the problem is, you might want to consider adding some topsoil to the area.


06:17PM | 06/14/02
Member Since: 12/19/01
9 lifetime posts
I have top soil already in...will need to try the pan idea to see if there is enough water actually getting to the area. The grass we planted in that area is now/or appears to be dead...the rest of the lawn is doing just fine. Thanks much for the response!



05:13PM | 06/26/02
Member Since: 06/25/02
6 lifetime posts
try adding some dish detergent to the area sounds strange but some soil has water retention and the detergent breaks that.
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