Watering the lawn is not rocket science, but it sometimes feels like there’s a hidden formula in lawn watering that only a few among us know. Add to that the deluge of summer rains, droughts and/or water restrictions and homeowners are left wishing for winter.
All Your Lawn Watering Tips In One Easy Guide
Best Time of Day to Water Your Lawn.
Much of the complexity of lawn watering stems from myths, fallacies, and rumors spread by the well-meaning homeowners among us who probably heard things from their parents, friends or, dare we say it, the internet!
Let’s dispel the myths and prove (or disprove) the rumors about when to water your lawn once and for all. Here’s your answer: it depends.
As a general rule of thumb, that you can adjust based on where you live, the best time of day to water your lawn is when temperatures are at their lowest and even better if there is dew on the lawn.
So, that probably translates into before the sun’s up and before the temps start to climb in the early part of the day or later in the day when the sun is down, and the temps begin to lower.
Length Of Time To Water.
So, how long should I leave my sprinklers on? An obvious next question. Don’t worry, we’ve got that one fielded as well. Be sure to calculate your local precipitation levels, but in general, you’ll keep your lawn healthy with approximately one inch of water per week. This will vary depending on your lawn size, but could for an average lawn it might translate into three ten minute sessions per week.
Tips For The Hose Versus Sprinkler.
If the lawn you are caring for is very small, a hose might do the trick. But for most homeowners, the sprinkler is more effective and more convenient. So, by installing sprinklers that are turned on by a timer, you won’t run the risk of forgetting to water. And can even set them to come on at times that you might be sleeping or otherwise busy.
Lawn Watering Tips During Drought.
Water shortages and drought are more common than ever before. It’s important to follow your municipality’s guidelines for water usage. But trying to keep your lawn healthy at the same time can be challenging.
Understanding how to water your lawn effectively can be challenging. But if you follow a few rules of thumb, your lawn should be looking green and lush all summer long.
Of course, the best way to keep your lawn green and lush is the find the perfect amount of hydration to keep it moist, improve the quality of the soil and retain some of the moisture even when the temps heat up.
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