GRASS WATERING TIPS


Here are a few basic tips to keep your lawn alive this summer:

WATER IN THE MORNING

The absolute best time to water your lawn is the early morning, before 10AM (6-8AM is better). Cooler temperatures and calm breezes help keep evaporation to a minimum. If you can't water in the morning, late afternoon is the next best time. However, while it might seem smart to wait for evening's cooler temperatures, watering too late in the evening keeps lawns wet overnight, which can make your lawn susceptible to disease. A wet lawn at night is the perfect condition for fungus to grow. Do not water too late in the evening. 

LONGER, LESS FREQUENT WATERING 

Frequent, light watering can lead to fungus and a shallow root system; fewer waterings that soak the soil more deeply encourage the roots to grow deeper. If you see mushrooms sprouting in your lawn, that can be a sign you're watering too much. There is no exact number of minutes, or days per week because each yard is different and watering times may vary, but just water the grass longer, less frequently to be safe. 

GET A HOSE, SPRINKLER AND TIMER

If you do not have an irrigation system, you can very easily make your own with a hose, sprinkler and timer. You can find the necessary items to water your lawn at your local Lowes, or Home Depot. We recommend the Orbit Digital Hose Water Timer single or double port (Lowe’s $29.98-$38.98). These are very simple to program are require AA batteries.