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Watering your lawn

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Despite a trend in gardening to do away with lawns, many homeowners enjoy an expanse of green in their yard. Lawns serve as places to play and relax, and can help reduce soil erosion. Routine maintenance for any lawn includes mowing, feeding and watering. Knowing when and how to water properly will help keep your lawn healthy. 

Best Time to Water

The best time of day to water your lawn is in the early morning, from 6:00 t. o 8:00 a.m. Watering in the morning gives wet blades of grass time to dry out over the course of the day, reducing the possibility of fungal problems. Morning is also the coolest and least windy time of day, which means that the water you apply is less likely to be lost to evaporation.

Knowing When to Water

Lawns typically require 1 inch of water per week, whether the water comes from your hose or from rainfall. However, you may need to provide more or less water depending on your soil type and weather conditions. For example, lawns in clay soils require less water due to the soil's ability to retain moisture and lawns in dry, windy areas may need more water. One way to tell if your lawn needs water is to walk across it. If your footprints remain after two hours, your lawn needs water. For another method to determine if you need to water, dig 1 inch deep into the lawn's soil with a butter knife or screwdriver. If soil sticks to the tool when you pull it out, your lawn doesn't need water.

Worst Times to Water

If you water in midday when the sun and temperatures are highest, much of the water you intend to give your lawn will be lost to evaporation. Watering in the evening leaves your lawn wet through the night and can increase the risk of fungal diseases. Watering during windy weather increases water loss through evaporation and makes it difficult to water evenly. To conserve water, avoid watering your lawn heavily during droughts.

Watering Tips

To determine how much water you're giving your lawn, place empty 5.5-ounce cat-food cans in various places in your lawn as you water. When the cans fill to 1 inch, your lawn has enough water. To save water, aim your sprinklers so they water only your lawn, not sidewalks or decks. Water your lawn only once a week. This encourages the grass roots to grow deeper into the soil to obtain moisture and makes a stronger, healthier lawn.

 

 

 

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