A beautiful and well-maintained lawn enhances the outlook of your property to unimaginable heights. It adds a wave of fresh air to the entire exterior. However, there is a proper procedure and time to water your lawn to bring out the best of what nature has to offer.
Do you know? Sprinkler water at night can expose your grass and other plantation to get exposed to diseases. On the other hand, inadequate water supply can cause the roots to not grow deep enough, which can make the grass vulnerable to hot weather.
This is just the tip of the iceberg; we want you to know more so that your lawn looks better than ever. Read the tips below to learn about 4 proven and effective ways you can water your lawn properly and keep it hydrated.
When to water the lawn
If your lawn grass is looking dull green or giving a greyish case, then it’s the natural way of telling you, it needs water. Another easy way to check this is by walking on the grass yourself. If your footsteps don’t disappear immediately, then it means the grass is lacking moisture and time to give it a shower.
It is observed the most people water their grass at any time, without any particular schedule or understanding. However, what these people don’t realize is that grass needs a more specific type of care.
The best time to water your grass is actually around 10 am when there are wind and the atmosphere is a bit cool and calm. This will allow the water to be absorbed by the grass and the roots before it gets evaporated. If you are not able to give water at an early hour, prefer doing it between 4 and 6pm. This will give he blades some time to get dry before the night falls.
Remember the later you water the grass, the higher the probability that it will be infected with the disease which can ruin your lawn.
How much water?
Let’s suppose you have an established lawn. It is recommended that the grass is watered until the 6-8inches of grass gets wet. Majority of lawns required 1-15 inches water in one week. It can come from either watering or rain. You can apply this much amount of water during watering or just divide it into two sessions in a week. One issue that needs to be addressed and what needs to be carefully considered is not to water your grass too much.
To check how much soil has been soaked, you should check the soil every 15 min after your first watering. You can use a screwdriver to see how deep the water has entered the soul. Once you reach 6 inches of soaking mark the time. You can now use this as a reference point for your next watering. Remember, the screwdriver needs to go inside the soil; otherwise, it does not need water.
Measure the water
To make your sprinkling regime easier and more manageable, estimate the flow of water in gallons per min. Simply calculate how much water your lawn needs per square and then divide it with the rate of flow. This will help you calculate how long the grass needs to be watered.
Different types of lawns
Whether it’s your newly seeded, sodded, plugged or sprigged lawn, during the very first year of lawn’s growth, it is highly recommended not to rely on mother nature, additional irrigation needs to come from you, not from God.
If your lawn is newly seeded, then it is important to keep the top inch of the soil moist rather than keeping it soggy. Most likely you will need to add water to the newly seeded lawn at least couples of times a day. This helps the law extremely in dry and hot condition.
If the seeds are starting to germinate, the top two inches of the soil should be kept moist until the new grass attains the height of at least 3 inches.
What most people don’t understand is that watering is not a hard job, but a smart job. Most systems have an integrated in-sprinkler system. These systems can be using a smart device allowing you to control the flow of water in terms of the amount of water and how long watering needs to undergo.
We hope this guide helped you. We guarantee, if you use these tips, your lawn will look good as new and will give a fresh look to your property providing a mesmerizing view.