How Often Should You Water Your Lawn in the Summer?

Water Requirements & Considerations


Water Your Lawn in the Summer

It’s that time of year: the weather is the hottest it’s been and will be. While you might be staying cool indoors, your grass doesn’t have a reprieve from the heat and plentiful sunlight. Making sure the soil stays moist can help it survive the tough temperatures. Learn how often you should water your lawn in the summer.

How Often Should You Water Your Lawn in the Summer?

The summertime is considered the grass growing season, so it requires more water than other times of year. During the growing season, you will likely need to water your lawn every two to three days. This should be a deep watering (about ½ to ¾ of an inch) that thoroughly soaks the soil—not a simple spray with your hose. You will need to take a few other factors into consideration, including:

  • Grass Type: Cool-season grasses like fescues, rye, and various types of bluegrass are the most common types found in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. This type of grass requires regular watering during the summer.
  • Location Considerations: During the hot summers we experience in our area, you want the moisture level of your grass to be in the range of 8 to 10 inches. You can measure this by using a probe to penetrate the soil to the desired depth. Tip: if the ground isn’t easily penetrated, it is probably a sign that your soil needs more moisture.
  • Weather: During weeks with many storms, as we sometimes get in our part of the country, your may need to water your grass less often. You can use a rain gauge to measure the moisture and amount of time it takes for your soil to receive enough moisture.

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No matter how often you water your lawn in the summer, it needs to be kept healthy in order to achieve that luscious look you want. Our Green Lawn Program sets you up for success. Call us today at 888-581-5296 for more information.