Creating a lush, healthy lawn means weekly watering. Without the moisture delivered through proper watering, your turf can’t develop the root system it needs to thrive. Water helps a lawn become resilient and maintain its color, too. Do you know how to water your lawn? Here are some tips to keep in mind.
The average lawn needs 1″ to 1-1/2″ worth of water a week to maintain its health and color. Summer heat and sunlight might make your lawn extra thirsty, so more water might be required to keep it from wilting.
Believe it or not, night watering is not your best option for watering. Although it gives your soil time to absorb the water without it evaporating first, it can attract pests or result in fungal or mold-related lawn diseases from sitting on your grass blades for too long. Most experts agree that watering your lawn in the morning is ideal.
Sprinklers and drip hoses are a popular technique for lawn watering because you can set them and go on with your day. There are a few types of sprinklers to consider, but what you buy ultimately depends on the size of your lawn.
- Drip hose: also known as soakers, drip hoses have tiny little holes in them. So, when they are placed around the lawn, they release a slow, steady stream of water to the soil.
- Hose-end oscillating sprinkler: great for small to medium lawns, these dispense water in a rectangular area.
- In-ground sprinkler: operating through an underground pipe system, these sprinklers irrigate close to the ground while minimizing water loss and preventing evaporation.
- Rotary, stream spray, and impact sprinkler: dispense an even spray in a slow stream with low water pressure. Ideal for lawns medium to large in size.
- Smart timers: these irrigation systems know when your lawn is in need of watering based on local precipitation and temperatures.
- Stationary sprinkler: ideal for small plots of land, these sprinklers tackle a particular spot on your lawn that needs a little extra love.
Watch the Progress
Once you’ve begun a watering schedule, look for puddling, slow absorption, and where the water is being delivered. If your irrigation system is landing on sidewalks or the side of your house, it’s not being used as efficiently as it could. Make adjustments accordingly.
We Can Help You Decide on the Best Way to Water Your Lawn
Contact Green Lawn Fertilizing for more lawn-watering tips. Our lawn care technicians are happy to dispense advice as well as discuss our various lawn care services with you. We’ll also provide a free quote for routine maintenance. Call us today at 888-581-5296.