Watering your lawn is an essential part of making it beautiful and healthy. How you water your lawn is even more important and having the right watering system can help in the proper maintenance of your lawn. A sprinkler system is one of the most popular ways of watering a lawn, and if you are using a sprinkler, you have to pay attention to how much water your lawn actually needs, so as to not overwater it and in the process, do more harm to your lawn than good.
Quality of Your Lawn
Watering your lawn is important when it comes to improving the quality of your lawn. The simple fact is that grass needs water to flourish. If you happen to treat your lawn with fertilizer, for example, water is needed to activate such lawn products, and evenly distribute them across the soil to work effectively to make your grassroots grow deep enough and your lawn thrive. You need to take special care to water your lawn during the hot season to allow your lawn to have enough moisture and nutrients and prevent it from becoming drought -stressed. Water is essential to keeping your grass lush and green.
Watering is Important
How much water you feed your lawn is very important and specific care will determine how well your lawn grows. It’s best to water your lawn in the morning when the temperature is cooler, and not during the day when it’s hot and the water can evaporate before your grass gets the nutrients it needs. The typical recommendation is to water to the point where the top 6-8 inches of soil is saturated with water. Regardless of the season, be it winter or otherwise, your lawn requires roughly 1”-1 ½” of water per week, throughout the year, and rather than watering every day, turn your sprinkler on and deeply water 2-3 times per week.
Know Your Sprinkler Output
It’s important to know your sprinkler’s output to determine the length of time you should have it running. While it’s essential to water your lawn, over-watering can have its downside. Grass needs to have strong roots to grow and too much water drowns the roots of your grass. With more water than oxygen, the roots will suffocate, become shallow and your grass easily stressed, and weeds will take over your lawn as well.
Lawn care is essential if you want beautiful lawn and water is an important part of the process. When using your sprinkler system, be mindful of when you water your lawn and how much water you feed your lawn. To flourish, your lawn will need an adequate and very specific amount of water.
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