Are You Watering Your Lawn Too Much? Or Not Enough?
We all want the best for our yards. It’s often the first thing we see as we walk in or out of our homes, and where our families play. So naturally, we want to keep your grass looking green, happy and healthy. That begins with keeping a proper watering schedule all season long.
With improper watering, you could do more harm than good. Water at night, and you could give your grass a prime environment for harmful disease. Don’t water enough, and you’ll create a shallow root system.
Let’s learn the rules for proper watering.
First, is Your Yard Even Thirsty?
To figure out if your yard is getting enough water, simply walk on it. Does the grass bounce back right away? Great! More than likely, it has adequate water. If your tracks stay pressed down, Water it.
Make it Part of Your Morning Routine
Water grass in the early morning when the air is cooler and the winds are low. This enables the water to penetrate deeply into the soil and grass root system. Watering during the hottest parts of the day leads to losses of up to 30% due to evaporation. Think of that as 30% more water bill going to waste.