Watering is crucial to your lawn surviving and thriving through the growing season. Here are the top 5 watering mistakes and how to fix them.
Fix It: Check for leaks and broken heads. Adjust the time and frequency for your summer lawn needs (see below). And adapt your schedule when heavy rainfalls come through.
Fix It: Water a couple of days a week and adjust the timing when there is heavy rainfall.
Fix It: Water deeply to promote a strong root system and a healthy lawn.
Fix It: 1 -2 inches of water a week is good for many lawns. Head to The Shed to learn how to set up a DIY water gauge to measure your sprinkler output.
Fix It: Water before 10am in the morning to avoid water loss and disease.
Grass that is hydrated will take in nutrients better and a dry period after will give them the time they need to get to work. It’s best to water your lawn a day before hosing on Sunday nutrients and to have no rain in the forecast the next day.
Looking for even more advice on watering? Check out Watering Tips & Tricks.