When it comes to watering the grass, many homeowners simply set up the sprinkler, turn it on, and let it run for a while, thinking they are doing their lawn the right thing.
But in reality, many of them under-water or over-water their grass, which can do more harm than good. To help keep your lawn moist, it's important to water your grass at the right time and in the right amount.
It is best to water the grass early in the morning
Watering the grass early gives the grass time to absorb the water that enters the roots and into the grass plants themselves. This causes the grass stems to fill with water, making them better able to withstand the heat of the day. Avoid watering in the middle of the day when water evaporates quickly. Also, avoid watering on a windy day, as the water will dry out before the grass can absorb it.
Late afternoon can also be a good time to water your grass, although not as well as early morning. However, watering should not be done in the evening, because the grass may get fungal diseases due to lingering moisture.
In the fall, you should prepare your lawn for the coming winter by performing regular lawn care. According to some reports, water until mid-September and again in mid-October to build up moisture in the soil.
Grass types and watering times
Knowing the type of grass you grow can determine how often you should water your lawn.
Cool season grasses
Types : Grasses: Mistletoe grasses, sedge grasses, fescue grasses, fescue grasses
Growth method: Most active in spring and autumn. In summer, they are inactive - they stop growing, and in winter they grow again.
General Watering Tips: Watering recommendations: If there has been no rain, they should be watered approximately every three weeks. If you water more often, you can water the weeds instead of the grass.
Warm season grasses
General Watering Tips: Some warm-season grasses, including bermuda grass, bahia grass, and zoysia grass, are among the most drought-tolerant types of grass. However, they still need regular watering to maintain a healthy root system, especially in the middle of the year when they are growing rapidly.
General lawn watering tips
Water when the grass needs it. According to the Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, most lawns need to be watered once every four to eight days to stay healthy. In fact, they say that watering less frequently and using more water when you do, results in deeper roots for plants and healthier grass.
Watch the sky . When it rains for several days, water less. Several hot and dry days in a row mean that more watering is needed if a large area of grass can be helped by installing an irrigation system .
Quantity is very important
When watering the grass, it is important not to water too little or too much. 8 CM is good, 12-14 CM is even better. If the soil is clay, you need to water about 2 cm of water. If the soil is sandy, reduce this amount to 1 cm of water.