5 Tips for Watering Your Lawn

Last week we told you about 6 necessary steps to prepare your lawn for spring. Have you completed them all? OK good! Now is the best time to prepare your lawn because the spring season isn’t fully in bloom. But with the weather warming and lots of rain in the forecast, that’s soon about to change.

As you already know, water is a key ingredient to a healthy lawn. Without a sufficient amount, your grass will dry and vegetation will die. What you might not know is how to water your lawn for maximize effectiveness and efficiency.

Here are 5 tips for watering your lawn:

Timing

Watering early in the morning, when the air is cool and wind is calm, will help you make the most out of your water output. When the weather is hot and windy, some water evaporates before it even reaches the grass.

Water Only When Necessary

Don’t water your lawn just to water your lawn. Usually you can tell when your lawn needs water because the grass blades will take on a grayish tint. Overwatering your lawn is bad for its health, causing fungus growth and other diseases. Not to mention you won’t be wasting water!

Collect Water in Buckets

Speaking of saving water, keep buckets outside to collect rainwater. Next time your garden needs a drink, use the water collected from the buckets. This will help you save water (Mother Nature thanks you) and give you the resources needed to give your lawn a good bath.

Pay Attention to Wind

Strong winds will cause your sprinkler system, or even your hose, to miss certain areas on the lawn. Wait until the wind subsides before watering your lawn. If you don’t, you’ll end up neglecting parts of your lawn and wasting water as a result.

Use Cold Water

On hot days, the water inside your hose can become scolding due to solar energy. Make sure to check the temperature of the water before using it. If the hose water is warm, you’re better off just waiting until the morning when the sun has set and water has had a chance to cool.

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