By keeping track of natural rain falls and only watering twice a week, you can actually save in the long run. Once a lawn has become brown and dry, it can take a lot of water to bring it back. Keeping your lawn healthy also inhibits weeds, which could save you in weed removal and maintenance.
Everyone knows that watering is a very important part in keeping your lawn healthy and stress resistant. But did you know that you can water too much? That watering during certain periods of the day is not recommended? Here we offer key watering tips to make sure your lawn is being water properly
Watering your lawn too much and too frequently can lead to disease and fungal growth. Watering your lawn too infrequently and too little can result in poor root growth, browning and even lawn death. We recommend that a lawn be watered twice weekly at 1/2 in. to 1 in. each time. Its also important to factor natural rain into your watering regiment.
The ideal time to water is in the morning from 6 am to 10 am. Watering in the evening from 4 pm to 7 pm is also acceptable but should be cautioned since excess water at night could lead to disease or fungal growth. The worst time to water is in the middle of the afternoon. Most of the water you apply evaporates due to the sun and wind. It's literally money evaporating into thin air.
Investing in a simple rain gauge can really help you see how much water is going into your lawn. It not only lets you see how much rain has fallen so you can adjust your watering schedule, but also lets you calibrate your watering system to make sure the proper amount of water is being applied each and every time.