Watering Your Lawn

Do

  • Water in dry weather
  • Water early in the morning
  • Water every 5-6 days in hot weather
  • Use sprinklers that are close to the ground rather than high in the air, because larger drops are better than fine mist

Don't

  • Water from mid-morning to late afternoon, you will Lose 1/3 of your water to evaporation, try watering before 10 a.m.
  • Over water because it causes valuable nutrients to wash away
  • Water too frequently because it causes shallow root system to develop
  • Water at night because the grass stays wet and encourages the development of disease

The Test

How Long to Water

Let sprinkler soak an area for about 30 minutes. Dig a spade into the ground and see for yourself whether the water is getting down deep enough; if not water for another 30 minutes.

If You Watered Enough

Step on a patch of grass. If the blades spring up, then no watering is necessary. If they don't, then you need to water.