As the drought season in Maryland progresses, we thought it would be a good time to pass on some tips for watering your lawn. After all, having the right sprinkler system is only part of the solution to a healthy lawn. Knowing when and how to use it is key.
This lawn care site gives a pretty good overview of watering. You won’t have to read too much before you learn that over watering can be more of a problem than under watering. A strong root system makes for healthy grass, and letting your grass dry out a little encourages root growth. Grass will also slow its growth, which will help it survive the hot weather.
Other tips include:
- Wait until your lawn shows signs of stress such as footprints or darker colors to begin watering. This is when the drought is bad enough to necessitate watering.
- Water infrequently but thoroughly. Keep the water in an area long enough for it to soak into the roots.
- Ideally, watering should be done in the morning when grass is used to receiving its moisture from dew. The second best choice is late afternoon. Too much water will evaporate if you water at midday and diseases could occur at night.
To learn more about watering and how an irrigation system can help your lawn, contact us and we’ll show you what we can do.