Grass is Greener When Watered on a Schedule.
During the warmer months lawn care is essential for your grass to stay green and vibrant. With the temperatures hot enough to cook eggs on the sidewalk, you want your grass to have enough water so it doesn’t turn brown and dry. Yet how often should you water the lawn? Every day? Twice a week? Also, how long should you spray water across the grass so that it gets enough water?
How Often To Water Your Lawn?
Some people think going outside to water the grass twice every day will help their lawn thrive. Yet most often, they are over watering the grass in the summer as water rushes down the street and mushrooms start to form.
You should water at most twice a week for regular grass lawns. If your soil has a sandy texture, bump it up to three days a week. You can get away with watering the grass once a week for clay soils. Always water in the early mornings from 6am to 10am as the temperature is the most steady outside and won’t evaporate the water so quickly that it doesn’t get a chance to penetrate the lawn.
You want to water the grass infrequently so the grass roots grow deep. Water less if you are experiencing a rainy summer.
How Long To Water Your Lawn
Your lawn should get at least 1 inch of water a week. So if you are watering twice a week, every time you go outside with the hose the lawn should receive 1/2 inch of water each time. You want to water the lawn as deeply as you can from 6 inches up to 8 inches in depth.
To determine that the water is getting down deep into the soil, push a screwdriver into the lawn. If the screwdriver enters the soil easily, the soil is receiving enough water. If you see water pooling on the grass, stop watering for 15 minutes up to 20 minutes to let the grass soak up the water.
When To Water New Turfgrass Sod
If you have new sod installed you will need to begin watering new sod within a half hour after it is laid on the soil. Apply at least 2 to 3 cm. (1 inch) of water so that the soil beneath the turf is very wet. Ideally, the soil 7 to 10 cm. (3 to 4 inches) below the surface should be moist.
Sometimes even simply watering your grass can damage or hinder your lawns growth and health. At Lawn Care Lewisville, we are here to help you maintain a lush green lawn and breath taking landscaping. Correctly maintaining your grass and landscape with one of our maintenance plans would be ideal.