You want a beautiful lawn, but your time is valuable. Pure Green Lawn watering tips will make watering grass an effective and efficient process for you.
To figure out when it is time to water your lawn, keep an eye out for early indications of dehydration and wilt. Common signs include grass that is bluish-green, grass blades that curl and footprints that stay noticeable on the grass.
The majority of lawns need around one inch of water each week. If you are not sure how long you should water, mark some plastic containers an inch above the bottom and place them in different parts of the watering zone. Time how long it takes to get to the one-inch mark. That’s how long you should water going forward.
Quick Irrigation Tips
- Lawns require 1 1/2 to 2 inches of water weekly during the growing season.
- Early morning is the best time to water, while the soil temperature is cooler.
- Mid-day watering promotes transpiration, cooling the grass, but reduces absorption.
- If watering in the evening, discontinue 1 hour prior to dark, allowing for grass to dry.
- Tip: Place a coffee can ½ way between your sprinkler and the farthest point it covers. See how long it takes to get ½ inch of water in it. This will determine your water pressure and output. If you move your sprinkler to each area for the allotted time, you will achieve ½ an inch coverage. Do this 2 – 4 times a week to achieve 1 – 2 inches of water needed.
Landscape Tip: Make sure to include shrubs and plant material in your watering plan. You can follow the same guidelines as the lawn.