Lawn Watering Tips and Information
Turf studies show that most lawns need to be deep watered once every 3-4 days to stay healthy and green. Watering every day creates shallow roots. Watering less frequently for longer periods of time develops deeper, stronger roots and a healthier turf. Water only when needed. If grass does not spring back after being stepped on, it’s time to water. Your lawn will also start to have a blue gray tint, or color, if it is too dry.
Watering at night will reduce evaporation loss by up to 20 percent. Because our climate is typically dry, if you water at night you shouldn’t have mildew or fungus on your lawn, unless you water too much. Watering in the early morning hours will also prevent mildew and fungus because of the quicker exposure to the sun.