You love your lawn and want it to be lush all year round. That's why you invest in a professional lawn irrigation maintenance program and pay close attention to lawn mowing and watering. But sometimes it's hard to tell if you're paying too much or too little attention to your lawn. With ever-changing weather, humidity and unpredictable rainfall, it's not always easy to maintain the delicate balance between watering the right amount and overwatering your lawn. Here are some helpful tips
Lawn watering time
Although many homeowners tend to have more free time in the evening hours, nighttime is definitely not the best time to water your lawn. Evening watering causes the water to stagnate because there is no sunlight to help the moisture soak into the soil and dry out the excess drips. To avoid the trap of overwatering, water only in the early morning. This will allow water to penetrate the lawn better, and the lawn will not suffer from moisture-loving turf diseases.
Lawn watering after rain
It is important to remember that about 2 cm of water per week is enough for a lawn to thrive. To ensure optimal water use, measure your area's rainfall by placing empty tuna cans on your lawn. A full can means your lawn has received 2cm of rain and does not need additional watering. If the tuna can is not full, you will need to provide an additional water source to keep the grass in top condition. Rain sensors also help measure rainfall patterns so homeowners can determine if watering is necessary. Both options are affordable solutions to conserve our water resources and save money at the same time.
How often to water the lawn?
Water deeply and infrequently to encourage a healthy root system. This can be done by watering the lawn area for 45 minutes to an hour using a sprinkler system . Deep, even irrigation should create enough moisture in the soil to keep the lawn from needing to be watered again for several days.
What to water the lawn with?
Use a lawn sprinkler or a professionally installed watering system instead of a hand-held garden hose. This will help spread the water more evenly throughout the yard and prevent puddles that can damage the grass and cause harmful lawn diseases.
Weather and temperature
Lawns generally need about 1-1.5 cm of water per week to thrive. Consider factors such as temperature, sunlight, and natural rainfall in your area. Warmer and drier weather may require more frequent watering, and increased rainfall may require watering to be reduced accordingly.
Pay attention to any changes in the appearance of the lawn. When grass needs water, it takes on a bluish-gray hue. Footprints will also be more visible on the lawn. When this happens, water immediately, regardless of the time of day.