Lawn Care Information, Tips And Tricks

Watering Your Lawn


Not only does a healthy green lawn add to your property's charm, it can add thousands to the value of your home.

Watering Tips:

Lawn Care Tips And Tricks | Watering Your Lawn A rich green lawn is the canvas that the rest of your property is painted on!

Although some people would prefer to have the "green" remain in their pocket and don't water at all. Most people insist that their lawn appear presentable and regard lawn irrigation equally as important as watering any other plant life on their property.

You should consider watering your lawn when:

-The grass appears dull.
-The grass blades have started to wilt and are exposing the more colorless underside of the grass blade.
-After walking on the lawn, the grass blades don’t spring right back up.

Don’t be in too much of a rush to water your lawn, sometimes allowing it to be somewhat stressed by drought will actually increase the depths of the grass roots.

Freshly seeded and newly sodded lawns need to remain damp until the grass roots are firmly in the soil. Normal lawn watering rules do not apply here.

You'll minimize evaporation by irrigating early in the morning when the wind is calm and the sun is low in the sky. Another way to reduce water loss through evaporation is to employ a sprinkler that applies large drops close to the ground, rather than one that sprays a lighter spray or mist high in the air.

Watering late in the evening is not generally suggested because cool temps and sitting water can attract disease to the lawn.

An empty tuna can with straight-up sides helps you to measure the amount of water you have applied to your lawn - remember to empty it before you start.

Watering deep will advance deep root growth and will make the grass healthier and more drought resistant. Apply a single deep watering of 1 inch once every seven to ten days rather than several light waterings.

Light watering makes lawns more sensitive to drought and soil compression and promotes shallow grass roots.

Skip your weekly irrigation whenever you have received a good rain in the last few days. Keeping a measuring device on the lawn will help you avoid guessing the amount of water it’s getting from Mother Nature.

Discontinue watering on gradients or dry compressed soil once runoff takes place. Water these types of areas at a more gradual rate to avoid wasting water. Cycling the water on and off during the same morning will get the water down deep without inefficient runoff.

Resolve if you're going to keep the lawn green at any expense or allow it go dormant and brown during dry periods. You should make this determination in the spring. Don’t allow the grass to become totally brown and then attempt to green it back up with plenty of water, only to allow it to become dormant once again. This type of watering technique will use up the nutrient reserves from the grass plant.

Over watering makes plants prone to pests and adds to storm water runoff, it also depletes the water supply during months that water is at a premium in most locations.

Respect lawn watering restrictions so that everyone gets a chance to keep their lawn happy, healthy and green.
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