You don’t need to be a lawn expert to understand the simple fact that your law needs water. In fact, a proper watering regimen may just be the single most factor for that lush and dense lawn we all desire. Whether you are maintaining the lawn, or you’re trying to improve it.
Why is watering the lawn sow important?
- Healthy soil improves decomposition and thatch
- A more dense lawn helps to reduce damage from disease and insects
- Water carries all the necessary food and nutrients to the plant for proper growth
- Build stronger grass, improving tolerance to water and the elements
- Keep you temperatures down and prevent the ground form drought
- Stimulate new growth and seed germination
Many homeowners still do not understand or practice proper lawn irrigation practices. And, the actual amount of water is specific to your lawn and may need to be adjusted because of your particular soil type, the species of grass and how much sun your law gets. But regardless, watering your lawn is extremely important.
I have put together a few Lawn Watering Tips for you to keep in mind:
- Watering early morning or evening is a more efficient watering practice compared to watering mid day. Evening water is ok to do if the blades of grass have time to dry out before dark, otherwise fungus or disease can become an issue.
- Watering frequently is not as important as watering deep. Allow water to soak several inches below the surface.
- If you can easily push through your lawn to the soil beneath, you have a proper amount of moisture in the soil. Dry soil is hard and cause the grass to bind together tight.
- A dry lawn wilt, or leave paths from foot traffic, some species of grass will change color away for the usual deep green.
- Watering recommendations for central Minnesota and Wisconsin suggest approximately one inch of water each week, combining natural rainwater, and supplemented water from the home.
- Don’t water during the heat of the day. It may not damage your grass but it a huge waste of resources. So practice conservation and save both water and money.
Simple to follow, these guidelines can help improve your lawn tremendously.
If you have a lawn irrigations system, give us a call and we will be happy to review your lawn, schedules and equipment with you. We will help to determine if it is set correctly to get the best out of your lawn AND help maximize your conservation.
If you don’t have one, consider adding an irrigation system. A properly installed sprinkler system will dramatically improve your lawn, save you time and money.
A good lawn care professional know exactly when and how much to water your lawn.