How to Irrigate Your Lawn

Matt Morrison

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Lawns need water to grow just as much as they need sunlight and soil. If there were only an easy set of rules to follow, it would be an easy task. However, a watering schedule depends on many different factors that this article will discuss.

Many factors influence the watering requirements associated with your lawn. Some include: grass type, climate and soil type. You are in complete control of the success of your watering program. Get to know your lawn and you will have a good idea of what it needs to stay healthy.

You should water your lawn simply when it needs it. Try to space the time between waterings as long as you can. When the grass starts to turn grayish green or footprints stay in the grass, it is time to water. When you do water, water as deep as you can. You should be able to stick a screwdriver into the ground 6 to 8 inches easily after you water.

If you want to pass the screwdriver test, you probably need to water anywhere from 1 to 2 inches of water. Rain is your friend. Not only does it provide good nutrients to your lawn, but it also allows you to save money on your water bill.

When should you water your lawn? The best time is early in the morning. This will reduce evaporation and discourage disease problems that might occur if you water during the night. Early in the morning also generally has higher water pressure than any other time.

Matt Morrison writes many articles for Blades Lawn Care and their landscaping network. You can check out more articles like How to Install Sod or Types of Grass


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