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How Often Should I Water My Lawn? The Importance of Good Lawn Health

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More than half of your outdoor water goes toward the lawn and garden. Americans alone use nearly 9 billion gallons each day on outdoor irrigation!

How often should I water my lawn, though?

It can be hard to keep up with grass growth, especially for those already leading busy lives. Some prefer to wait until dry spots appear around the base of trees. If you wait this long, you may have trouble getting grass to reappear in those areas.

Below are some tips on key watering times, including how often to water grass in the summertime.


Watering the Lawn: Why It Looks Different for Each Yard

Lawns with lots of grass and large trees need more attention than lawns with just grass. The grass competes with tree roots, which draw a lot of water to stay hydrated.

Yards with drier soil may be harder to adequately water than yards with rich soil. You may want to lay down some mulch seasonally to create a more nutrient-dense soil come watering time. This way, your yard will soak up water better.

Areas that get more rain may already get most of the moisture they need. Watering the lawn daily probably isn't necessary if you live in Seattle.

In Phoenix, on the other hand, you would need to water your grass much more frequently. Areas with water rations should carefully monitor their lawn health, as well.


How Often Should I Water My Lawn During the Summertime?

Watering your grass keeps the green parts green and stimulates growth- unless a dry spell hits your area.

If the summer heat is causing your plants to wilt, you may need to move them to a shadier spot. Grass has different needs from potted plants.

You want your grass to grow deep roots before summer. Otherwise, it may not be able to find groundwater when it needs it the most.

If you see footprints behind you in the grass, that's a sign of dry, lifeless blades. How often you water grass directly affects how springy and green it looks. Your lawn may need an extra sprinkling of water in the morning, before the heat of the day.


How a Good Irrigation System Helps Your Lawn Thrive

If you're wondering: how often should I water my lawn with a sprinkler system? You've come to the right place!

An irrigation system helps put down exactly the right amount of water at the right time. You can set a timer that sets your sprinklers off in the morning and afternoon. After the set period of time, your sprinklers will automatically turn off.

No more calculating how often to water- just set grass watering times in advance and go about your day!

You can also place your sprinklers to cover your whole yard or add an extra sprinkler by dry spots. This allows for even root growth.

Test the sprinkler reach beforehand to make sure all sprinklers are spread out evenly. No more patches of green!


Watering the Lawn Just Got Easier

How often should I water my lawn? Enough to be able to go out and enjoy it in the evenings, we'd say! Fortunately, the right irrigation system can make watering the lawn a breeze.

If you have other nagging questions about irrigation and lawn health, contact us by phone or email. We're here to help your lawn look its best!

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