How Often Should I Water My Lawn?

Originally posted on 06/27/2018

A smiling homeowner waters his green lawn.Your lawn requires sufficient water to keep the grass green throughout the year. Proper watering is always crucial to have the best-looking garden in your neighborhood. Without enough water, the grass will start to wither taking away the beauty of your home. However, most homeowners don’t seem to understand how often and how long they should water their lawns. So, are you among those people who are wondering how often they should water their lawns and how long the watering should take? Read on to find out.

Questions You Should Ask About Lawn Watering

A number of factors will determine how often you should water your lawn. You need to start by answering the following simple questions:

  • What kind of soil do you have? Is it clay-filled, loamy, or sandy?
  • Do you have a mature lawn, rolled out sod, or a newly sown grass seed?
  • What season is it?
  • Is your lawn shaded, sunny, or mixed exposure?
  • Where do you live?

How Often Should You Water Your Lawn?

All these factors are critical when it comes to determining how often you should water your lawn. Keep in mind that experts warn of a too dry or too wet lawn. Therefore, you should consider watering your lawn at least twice every week with one to two inches of water delivered each time you water.

The number of hours that you should spend watering will largely depend on the type of sprinkler that you are using. If you are using an automatic sprinkler, consider watering for at least one hour.

Why Shouldn’t You Water Daily?

Watering your lawn daily will give make your grass develop a shallow root system which can weaken your turf and make your grass susceptible to drought. However, watering twice a week will ensure that the grass develops a deep root system which makes it drought-resistant and stronger throughout the year.

When Should You Water Your Lawn?

You should also consider watering early in the morning so that your yard dries before nightfall. Having a wet garden at night may lead to disease problems and the growth of fungus. If you can’t water in the morning, then watering at any time of the day is better than failing to water at all.

Get Lawn Care Help from Local Professionals

Watering is all about balance. Make sure to regularly water your lawn and plants without going overboard. If you follow the steps above, your lawn should turn out bright and vibrant without any rot forming underneath the surface. For professional lawn care services in and around Livonia, give Independent Lawn Services a call today. 

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