LongHouse Reserve Watering Your Autumn Garden

The information below is from LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton.  To learn more about this enchanting place or to become a member visit their website.

“Should I keep watering my garden in the fall” you might ask?  Well, the weather is certainly unpredictable this time of year – one day it’s sunny with temperatures in the 70s and the next day it’s cold, windy and rainy – so, watering for optimal plant health does become a bit challenging.  Here are a few tips we think you’ll find useful…

In the fall, most plants require less water as your soil retains moisture for longer periods of time.  That said, after a few weeks without rain, your garden will likely need additional hydration.  Extra soaking through the end of October will keep your evergreens healthy throughout the fall and winter.  Newer plantings and transplants will also need continuous watering, even as temperatures drop, and if you keep your deciduous ferns moist, they’ll stay green and lush longer.  If you’ve restored your lawn or over-seeded bare spots on it, it’s important to generously water these areas for the first week or until the grass seed germinates.

In addition, you’ll want to adjust your irrigation system to either watering every other or every third day, depending on how quickly your soil dries, or set it to reduce the watering time for each zone by approximately 40%.  And consider adding a rain sensor to your irrigation system in case you don’t already have one as it will shut the system off when it rains.  Another approach is to install a WiFi operated smart irrigation clock – it will receive timely local weather data and will automatically create an appropriate watering schedule for your property.
Working with an expert irrigation company is essential for a healthy garden and, in the fall, they will blow out your irrigation system before the first heavy frost.  We’re happy to recommend Robert Boyle and his team at RB Irrigation in the event you haven’t already engaged a trustworthy and reliable irrigation service provider.  Robert and his superb team have been managing LongHouse Reserve’s irrigation needs for many years and they provide first rate service and advice.

With warm regards,

Holger Winenga


Water Wise Account Credit Program

Overwatering the problem and solution

Irrigation System Maintenance Plans for “Lawngevity”

Conserve Water with Irrigation Technology

Smart ways to impact the environment through proper irrigation and water conservation

Irrigation Flow Meters

7 Myths About Irrigation

Irrigation LongHouse Reserve

LongHouse Reserve and Bridge Gardens

Managing the Garden During A Dry Spell

Sprinkler Head Cleaning

LongHouse Reserve Watering Your Autumn Garden

Zen Gardens

Meditation Garden – Your New Outdoor Retreat

Salt spray damage after hurricanes

Smart irrigation water more efficiently

Self-Watering Planters

Sprinkler Turn On

Rain Sensors

Wifi Sprinkler Controllers

Tennis Court Irrigation

Lawn Brown Spots

Maintenance Plan for “Lawngevity”

Golf courses – Keeping the greens green

Smart Irrigation Month

Water Conservation For a Better World

Irrigation Turn On

Robert Boyle is 2018 President of the Irrigation Association of NY

2017 Dan’s Best of the Best Irrigation

Tips to Reduce Water Use

RB Irrigation 2016 Dan’s Best of the Best

Are You Damaging Your Lawn?

Maintenance Plan for "Lawngevity"

Are YOU Ready If A Drought Strikes?

Plan ahead for your new plantings

Banish Brown Patches

Is it raining as you are reading this?

Irrigation Maintenance Plans For “Lawngevity”

Water Where You Need It…When You Need It

Contact An Expert To Plan Your Irrigation System

The Importance of Regular Maintenance

Be Smart With Water- Water Saving Tips

Beautifying West Hampton Beach High School

Throw Away Your Watering Cans

The Perfect Turn-On

The Latest Buzz-Word

Quality Time

Time to Winterize!

Prepare for Spring in the Fall

A Water-Wise Hamptons Summer