Everyone craves that picturesque green lawn, right? Here at Four Seasons Landscape Management, we can help make your dreams a reality with our fertilization and irrigation services, but it’s important that you know how to properly maintain your lawn in between landscape appointments.
Knowing how to water your lawn is essential to maintaining a lush lawn. In order to keep it healthy, though, you need to make sure you’re watering the right amount and at the right time of day.
How do I know if my lawn needs to be watered?
Dehydrated lawns tend to be duller than well-hydrated lawns – you may notice a greyish or dull green tint. You will also know that your lawn is dehydrated if the blades don’t spring back up after being stepped on. Water helps grass keep its form.
When is the best time of day to water the lawn?
The worst thing that you can do is water your lawn at night. Nighttime puts your lawn at risk for contracting a disease – kind of like when a person gets a cold. The blades need plenty of time to dry before the sun goes down. The best time to water your lawn is in the morning, around 8 or 9 a.m. because the cooler temperatures will allow the water to soak down into the roots before evaporating.
How often should I water my lawn?
If you’re going to water your lawn regularly, it should be noted that a lawn only needs about 1.5-inches of water per week, including rainwater. If you live in a particularly dry area, you should water your lawn once or twice a week. With a professionally installed sprinkler system, you can set an automatic timer for the time and duration of each lawn watering.
How should I water my new lawn?
If your lawn is less than a year old, you should be using a sprinkler or a sprinkler system to ensure that it’s going to grow into a healthy adult lawn. A newly seeded lawn should always be moist – but not soggy – and should be misted 1-2 times per day, depending on the climate. Once the grass has become 3-inches tall, cut back on watering to twice a week and use enough water so that about 6-8 inches of soil is moist. This encourages the grass roots to grow deep and strong.
What kind of sprinkler is best for my lawn?
If you’re ready to get started on an irrigation system for your lawn, give us at Four Seasons Landscape Management a call. We will help you decide which of our systems is best for you, handle all of the setup and installation, and then come back for regular maintenance checks and winterization.