Knowing When to Water Your Lawn
Water deeply 2-3 times per week, rather than daily. Â Watering daily will give your grass a shallow root system.Â Shallow root systems dry out fast and weaken your turf.Â Watering deeply 3 times per week will give your grass a deep root system, making it stronger and more drought-resistant.
Water as early in the morning as you can, when possible.Â Watering early in the morning will ensure that your lawn dries completely before nightfall.Â A wet lawn at night, on a regular basis, can lead to fungus and disease problems.Â Also, itâ€™s cooler and less windy in the morning, so you have less evaporation, which will save money on your water bill and take less time to get the water on your lawn.Â If morning watering is impossible, watering at any time is always better than not watering at all!
If you have automatic sprinklers, check them regularly to be sure youâ€™re getting complete coverage.Â Â Have you ever driven by a neighborhood entrance or along a business with nice landscaping that has this one sprinkler head aimed out at the street, and every day itâ€™s on, spraying in the street, even if itâ€™s raining â€“ even if itâ€™s freezing cold, and itâ€™s making a nice icy spot on the road?Â Watch your sprinklers every once in a while to be sure you donâ€™t have one like that