Reduce wasteful irrigation run-off by implementing the Cycle and Soak Irrigation Method. Cycle and Soak is a two-cycle process that allows water to slowly penetrate deeply into our compacted, clay soils. When the soil is moistened after the first watering cycle, water from the second cycle will flow even deeper into the soil. When soil is moist to a depth of 6 to 8 inches, roots are encouraged to grow deeper. Deeper roots support a healthier lawn.
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