Summer time is here and many homeowners like to water their lawns to keep the grass green. Here are some tips to follow for effective and efficient watering.
- Water in the early morning. This is the best time to water because lower temperatures mean less evaporation. It is usually calm in the morning so water covers the lawn without blowing around. Watering in the morning allows your grass to dry out during the day which helps prevent fungus developing in your lawn. Automatic irrigation systems are the most convenient way to water but hoses and lawn sprinklers will do the job just fine.
- For newly seeded lawns it is important to keep the young grass plants well watered throughout the first summer. This allows the grass to send roots deep into the soil where water evaporates more slowly.
- After fertilizing lawns it is important to add some extra water which allows the fertilizer to release into the grass. It will also help prevent a “burning” effect from the nitrogen in the fertilizer.
- Watering heavily a day before mowing helps to reduce the browning on the tops of the blades of grass and helps your lawn recover quicker.
Using these tips you should be able to barefoot on your lush green lawn all summer!