Depending on the time of year and type of grass you have, OtO's stream may be more heavy and powerful than you're used to. Flattening of the grass should not kill it, however it can be annoying.
📓 Note: Certain factors make grass easier to flatten:
- Time of year. Grass is more likely to be flattened in the fall season as grass goes dormant.
- Type. Soft, cool-season grasses (like Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, fescue, etc.) are more likely to be flattened than hardier warm-season grasses (Bermuda, centipede, zoysia, etc.).
- Length. Long grass lengths are more likely to lie down after watering.
Here are some tips to manage OtO's heavy stream
If you are working on a reseeding project and OtO's stream is pushing the seeds:
- Try spreading a thin layer of straw on top of newly seeded areas - this helps keep the moisture in and prevents the seeds from being blown away.
- Rake the straw away once the grass shoots have been established.
Usually grass that is pushed down will spring back up. However, if your grass is being pushed down and not readily springing back up:
- A quick rake should bring the grass back upright
- Try keeping your grass a little bit shorter
If you are trying to water a garden and the stream is too harsh, try:
- Reduce soil spray and capture more moisture by using mulch
- Program OtO to water in a line or in points in between or at the base of the plant
- Water over strategically placed stones/rocks in between plants to further dampen the spray