There are a lot of requirements when it comes to lawn watering including the type of soil, type of grass, climate, maintenance schedule, irrigation equipment, temperature, humidity, and wind. How often do you need to water your lawn? Your lawn needs to be watered when it needs it before the grass wilts and the soil begins to dry out. Grasses don’t need daily, weekly or monthly watering, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will never water your lawn. Know when your grass needs it, and give it a thorough soaking.
What are the important warning signs indicating that the grass in thirsty? Your the lawn needs watering when your grass starts to wilt or the soil is dry. Check to see if the grasses are wilting during hot times or dry weather, and apply water or flip your lawn’s irrigation system is they begin to get limp or look tired. You can also perform a “soil moisture test” by taking a knife and pushing the blade five to six inches into the soil, and if the blade looks shiny and dry, then it’s time to do lawn watering. Always keep in mind that watering your lawn should always follow the two basic principles of watering your lawn thoroughly (soaking the ground and soil) and applying water as fast as the ground is able to absorb it. A light sprinkling is only applicable when the lawn seed has been put down, otherwise, it will only encourage the root system to develop near the surface. More water and nutrients are absorbed with a deeper root system. A healthy lawn as deeply rooted lawn that can withstand the drought season, while a shallow-rooted grass easily fades when tested by extremes of weather and temperature.
The more frequent you water your lawn, the grass surface becomes always wet, thus it is more susceptible to turf diseases such as fungus, as well as creating an ideal environment for weeds. A lawn needs to be rebuilt if it does not survive an ordinary drought without watering, and it helps not applying lawn fertilizer in drought conditions, allowing grass to grow higher before you mow, reducing weed competition to allow a more established grasses, and irrigating the turf when the grass needs water (sic to eight inches where the root zone is located). In general, a one inch of water on your lawn’s surface enables the soil to be moist up to six to eight inches in depth. Do you need more help with your lawn? We will help you out, just visit our homepage or website for more information!