4 Tips For Watering Your
With the extreme heat of Summer, your beautiful green lawn can turn into a brittle, brown mess fast.
Signs that your lawn needs watered are when:
-There are visible footprints.
-You notice soil gaps.
-There is dryness in bed edges.
-Your soil is too hard to easily push a 6 inch screwdriver into.
It is recommended to water until the top 6 to 8 inches of soil is wet. Most lawns need about 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week – either from rain or watering. If you don't want to water your lawn daily, roughly one hour every other day should suffice.
Morning is the best, even if it is just before sunrise.
Afternoon waterings are also fine (required some days), even though more water is lost to evaporation.
Late evening is the time to avoid watering a lawn if possible.
WHEN TO STOP?
Check the soil by trying the screwdriver test. If you can easily push a screwdriver at least 6 inches deep into your lawn, then your grass has been watered enough.
“If in doubt –
The best rule of thumb is:
Watering is so important that it can make the difference between luxuriant success and total failure. Failures further delay the look of a beautiful lawn and translate into even more watering.