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Proper Ways to Water Your Lawn

When?

It is recommended that homeowners water their lawn as early as possible in the morning around 6:00 am to 10:00 am, during this time when the wind speed is low and the sun is less intense having your lawn a full day to dry. In the early morning, the chance of getting all your water delivered by your sprinklers be evaporated by the midday sun is lesser. In this way, you will not have to water again and unnecessarily waste resources. Watering early in the morning also encourages photosynthesis, a process by which plants create food by converting carbon dioxide, water, and energy from the sun. this guarantees that your lawn remains happy and healthy.

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Watering in the afternoon is alright as well between 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm because the sun is not hot and there will be less evaporation, but don’t ever think of water at night when there is no sun to dry your lawn, the excess water on the leaves is inviting to all sorts of mildew, fungi and other plant diseases, since most of the leaf diseases flourish in damp and wet environments.

Don’t make the mistake of most homeowners do, and that is turning on their sprinklers every day. It is best that you only water your lawn deeply about 2 to 3 times a week. Watering shallowly but more frequently will discourage deep rooting which is necessary for a drought resistant and healthy lawn. If their roots are deep its possible they could retain water for longer. But if they are shallow, it will weaken your lawn because it will dry quickly. Your lawn only needs to receive about an inch of water a week and a 30 minute of watering could accomplish that.

Where?

It should be pretty obvious but unfortunately, this is such a problem that needs to be said. Make sure to keep the sprinkler heads about 4 – 6 inches from the sidewalks, patios, curbs and driveways. There is always one homeowner that has their sprinkler aimed at the street and even how much watering of pavement you will do, I promise you, it won’t grow.

How?

Most of the homeowners program their sprinklers in watering their lawn ones for a long period of time and that’s because it’s what their timer is set to do. But it is actually more efficient that your sprinkler is programmed to water your lawn a few short cycles instead. Letting the water soak for about an hour in between each cycle. It is proven to conserve water and keep the plants thrive and green. The best way to check if your lawn needs water is to step on it, if you could see your footprint, it is dry and it is time to water again.

Why?

These tips could help reduce runoff in the end and ensure that your lawn remains healthy and strong. Using the irrigation system effectively can really save water and your money. And if not watering properly, think of the shallow rooting, disease of plant and fungal growth.