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Watering Tips

Water in the Morning!
The morning is the best time to water the lawn because the air is cooler and there's usually not much wind to blow the droplets. In the middle of the day, water evaporates too quickly. And in the evenings, water can cling to the blades of grass overnight, which can cause lawn diseases. "My pet peeve is when people water at six o'clock or later in the evening. A wet lawn at night is the perfect condition for fungus to grow. Also, mowing the lawn too short and watering at night is the worst to promote a healthy lawn.
How much water?
Water lawn long enough to moisten the soil about 6-8 inches down, which is the depth that healthy grass roots will grow down into the soil. To see how far the moisture seeps down, check the soil every 15 minutes during the first watering. Time how long it takes the water to work its way that far into the ground, then water for that duration every time you turn on the hose. Every lawn has different soil. You can check by using a garden fork in a area of the lawn and remember to take note of roughly how much water was used.
How often?
Water clay soils once a week and sandy soils about every three days. Too much watering can lead to fungus and a shallow root system; fewer waterings encourage the roots to grow deeper. Traning the roots to go down deep into the soil will gow a much healthier lawn.