Guide to Watering Your Lawn Correctly

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April 12, 2019

Guide to Watering Your Lawn Correctly

Everyone wants a green lawn all summer long! However, keeping your lawn green can be tricker than expected. It’s important to water your grass at the right time of day and in proper amounts. If you don’t you’ll either over or under water your grass, causing it to die. Keep your grass healthy for as long as possible with these tips.

When To Water Your Lawn

If you find that your grass slowly begins to fade or change color, you need to water it.  Another way to check is when you walk on the grass and it does not spring back then it needs water. Try watering before 10 a.m. to ensure that the water will not evaporate quickly during the extreme heat of a Lynchburg summer day. Watering in the evening (between 4 to 6 p.m) ensures that your grass will be dry before nightfall. Avoid watering it at night as this can lead to bacterial growth and higher chances of diseases.

How Much Water is Required for Your Lawn

Providing the correct amount of water is essential for a healthy and green lawn. To get the best results, you should water your yard at the top 6-8 inches of soil. To drench the soil 6-8 inches deep, most lawns require 1 inch of water per week. This can be taken care of with a single watering or by watering a half an inch twice a week.

How Long Watering Your Lawn Should Take

When it comes to deep watering once per week, it is recommended that you water over the course of 2-3 hours. This way you can be sure that the water will slowly soak down deep into the soil. How long you should water the lawn depends on the kind of sprinkler and what your water pressure is like. Also, you need to keep in mind that your lawn will require more water in the extreme summer heat.

Hope you find the above information useful. Your lawn requires a lot of specific care, and getting a beautiful lawn can be tricky if you’re inexperienced. So, if you have any questions and concerns about your lawn watering, talk to landscaping experts like CLC Landscaping!