Now that the growing season is upon us, it is more important than ever to maintain your lawn and plants. While a lawn irrigation system will help water your lawn and keep your grass looking great, there are several other chores you should do to make sure your lawn stays looking great from the beginning of spring until winter. Advanced Irrigation can design and install lawn irrigation systems in Minnetonka and the surrounding areas, and we have a few tasks you should definitely add to your “To-Do” List.

Clean Up Debris and Litter

Make sure that all debris gets cleaned off of your grass on a daily basis. This includes toys and bicycles as well as litter, dead leaves and anything else that could lay on your grass. If this stuff is left on your lawn, it could cause dead spots or interfere with the effectiveness of your lawn irrigation system. You can use a rake for leaves, and enlist your kids in helping you to pick up their toys and bicycles. This is a simple task that should only take you a few minutes a day but can make a world of difference in how well your grass grows.

Mow Your Lawn

Contrary to popular belief, mowing your grass shorter and more frequently does not always mean that your grass will not grow back as quickly. Mow your grass when it needs it and try to keep the grass blades at about 3 to 3 1/2 inches. Be sure your mower’s blades are sharp and that your lawn mower has plenty of oil, if it’s needed, as well as fresh spark plugs.


Depending on the type of plants, flowers and trees you have, you are going to want to lay down mulch on a regular basis. The mulch should be about 2 to 3 inches deep. That way, your plants will get plenty of nutrients but they will not be smothered by the mulch either.

Keep an Eye on Your Lawn Irrigation System

About once a week, go outside and inspect your lawn irrigation system. Look for any potential problems and give us a call if you spot any. Of course, we can come to your home on a regular basis to inspect and readjust your lawn irrigation system!

Do you want to learn more about lawn irrigation in Minnetonka? Call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675 or you can contact us to schedule your Free Estimate.