Everything living requires hydration to survive, including your lawn. You need to water your lawn to keep it healthy and strong, but it can be difficult to gauge how often you should be watering it and how much water your lawn actually needs.
The weather is always changing, but we’ve reached a time of year where the precipitation is few and far between, so watering your lawn becomes especially important. You also want to make sure you do so efficiently, in case we run into a stretch with no rain and receive some water-use restrictions from the government.
So, to learn how frequently you should water your lawn, you need to consider several factors.
- Test how long it takes for your sprinklers to water about half an inch of your lawn. You can do this by setting out empty cans around your lawn and timing to see how long they take to fill up to the mark.
- Make sure that you’re testing the water level in various locations around your lawn to ensure you’ll be evenly watering your lawn.
- Water your lawn during the cooler parts of the day. The hottest times are usually coming up to noon and into the mid-to-late afternoon (11AM-3PM or so). Try watering very early in the morning to ensure your lawn will absorb the water and it won’t be quickly dried out and evaporated from the hot summer sun. This can also prepare your lawn for the hotter parts of the day, because the blades will be stronger and less strained.
- Watering your lawn early also ensures that your lawn has the entire day to dry at the pace it should, and will be dry by night. Repetitive wet lawns at night can lead to bacterial growth and disease, which should be avoided.
- Water your lawn about 2-3 times a week, depending on the weather. If it’s very hot and sunny you’ll increase the number of times you water, and if it’s cool and rainy, you should decrease.
- Make sure your sprinklers are working properly by checking them regularly.
- Brown grass can bounce back when it is watered regularly and receives the proper nutrition. If it doesn’t, you may be facing another issue and should consult a professional to help you solve the underlying problem.
We want to ensure your lawn gets the best care possible, so if you have any other questions or concerns about how to water your lawn, our team of professionals would be happy to assist you.
We offer services to keep your lawn healthy and thriving through the summer season, so call us today to book a consultation with one of our experts and get started on your summer lawn care. Click here to get in touch with a Hometurf Lawn Care specialist.