how to properly water your lawn

How to Properly Water Your Lawn This Summer

The summer season is quickly approaching, which gets many homeowners and business owners wondering how to keep their lawn watered properly so that it stays lush and green throughout the summer season, even during dry weather.

Just like the human body, your lawn needs to be fully hydrated to thrive and stay healthy. Many people think that watering their lawn is not as simple as turning on a hose or some sprinklers, but there is actually a little more to it than that. Read on for our tips on how to properly water your lawn this summer.

Best Time of Day to Water the Lawn

If your lawn starts to look like it has a gray tint to it, is a very dull shade of green, or is experiencing brown patches in places, your lawn is letting you know that it needs to be watered. You can also check to see if your lawn needs water by walking through it, then looking back to see if your footprints have disappeared quickly. If they do not, it means the blades of grass cannot perk back up quickly because they do not have the proper moisture and it is time to water.

The best time to water your lawn is before 10:00 AM in the morning because the weather is cooler, and the wind is normally calmer than at any other time during the day. If you have to water during the evening hours, you should do so between 4:00 and 6:00 PM, which will give the grass blades enough time to dry out before it becomes dark outside. The later you water the lawn in the evening, the more prone to diseases and mold your lawn can become.

The Amount of Water to Use

You should water your lawn until the soil beneath it is wet from about 6 to 8 inches deep. Basically, most lawns are going to need about one and a half inches of water each week, either from rain or watering or a combination of both, to soak the soil down that deeply. You can apply that much water during one sprinkling session or over two waterings per week.

Watering Different Types of Lawns

There are different types of grass, from Kentucky bluegrass to tall fescue and so many others, so you will need to take into consideration how much water your lawn will need each week as well as how many times you will need to water it. Also, if you have laid new sod or grass seed, you need to consult with the product instructions you bought or with a professional lawn care person who can tell you how often that particular type of grass needs to be watered, in addition to any rain your area may be experiencing.

The lawn care professionals at Jay-Lan Lawn Care offer an array of lawn care services, both residential and commercial, and have more than four decades of experience in the lawn care business. They will keep your lawn hydrated properly, so you can simply relax and enjoy your lawn throughout the summer months.