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Less is More? How to Effectively Water Your Lawn

iStock_000028589614_FullA huge part of keeping your lawn healthy and in top shape is properly watering it. You don’t want to be wasting water and racking up your water bill by over watering your lawn. Learn all you need to know about how to effectively water your lawn and save some money in the process!


When Should I Water?

The best time to water your lawn is when the temperature outside is cooler. This keeps evaporation to a minimum and will allow the water to fully be absorbed by the soil. Early in the morning, usually before sunrise, is prime time for watering. If you prefer to water in the evenings, make sure its after the sun has set and the temperatures have dropped.


How Much Should I Water?

Lawns typically need about 1 inch of water per week to stay green and ensure continuous growth. You’ll also want to water more during periods of long, extreme heat and minimal rainfall. If you water consistently, you won’t have to worry as much about your lawn drying out. If you aren’t sure whether or not your lawn is getting that inch of water it needs, you can try the paper cup demo. It can help you determine how much water your lawn is getting. See how to do it here.

 

How Often Should I be Watering?

It’s much better for your lawn if you water heavily once or twice a week rather than slightly every day. For newly seeded lawns, water lightly every day until grass starts growing. But once the grass becomes established, you should switch to watering once or twice a week. Overwatering your lawn will just waste water and increase your water bill, so keep it minimal!


What Should I be Using?

There are numerous ways you can be watering your lawn. The most basic way is to use a sprinkler or hose and water the lawn yourself. If you aren’t too fond of doing this yourself, you can also install an irrigation system. You can read more about each method here, and decide which one is better for you!


To learn more about how watering less can help your lawn stay green click here.


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