TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR LAWN HYDRATED THIS SUMMER
The best time to water your lawn is when the temperatures are at their lowest. It is even more beneficial if the grass is damp. This means that when possible you should water your lawn before the sun rises and temperatures start to climb, especially if you are using a sprinkler system. If you are using manual sprinklers, completing your watering before 10 AM is typically recommended to get optimum value for your efforts.
The next most important lawn care tip is the frequency of watering. This answer will depend on several variables, but a good rule of thumb is to water your lawn two to three times per week. Watering your lawn too frequently actually encourages a shallow root system which makes your lawn less resilient to weather changes and less resistant to diseases. This frequency may need to be adjusted if there has been a lot of rain and or a period of significant drought.
How long do I need to leave the sprinklers on? An obvious next question. We’ve already got the answer. You should always calculate the local precipitation level, but generally, you can keep your lawn healthy by drinking approximately 1 – 1.5 inches per week. It will depend on the size of your lawn, but for an average of one inch, it could translate to three 10-minute sessions each week.
A hose may work if the size of the lawn is small. However, sprinklers are more efficient and convenient for homeowners. Sprinklers with a timer can be set to automatically turn on when you are asleep or busy so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to water. If your home has a sprinkler system, check your system for broken or leaky sprinkler heads and perform necessary maintenance before the summer watering season begins, if possible.
It can be difficult to know how to water your lawn properly. However, if you stick with a few basic rules, your lawn will look lush and green all summer. If you have questions, reaching out to a local lawn care service is a great place to start.
Homeowners in the CSRA realize how difficult it is to keep their outside spaces looking their best. A professional lawn service can help you bring a struggling lawn back to life or simply take the burden of regular lawn maintenance off your plate. Let Willow Creek Outdoor Management help. We are based in Harlem, GA, to serve Evans, Grovetown, and the greater Augusta, GA, area. Contact us today at (706) 829-6004 to request your free estimate. You can trust us to take care of your yard, so you can simply enjoy it.