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WATERING

PROPER WATERING

We want you to help your grass get the proper amount of moisture so it can grow healthy and strong. 

 

OVERWATERING or TOO FREQUENT WATERING is responsible for more lawn damage than any other customer related activity.

Below you'll find some helpful information on proper irrigation so that your lawn can be at it's best.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

The days of set & forget for sprinklers are over. The realities of climate change necessitate constant management of your sprinkler system.  Please do not let your irrigation company set your sprinkler program and then not adjust it as needed.  Because of the extremes, rainfall inconsistencies and heat  associated with the climate change, unpredictability is now the norm.  

In normal conditions and depending upon the season and weather, your lawn needs 1 to 2 inches of water per week.  This should be done in 2 weekly sessions only! 1 inch of water should be provided each time. 

In hot and dry conditions your lawn needs 2 inches of water per week.  This should be done in 2 weekly sessions only! 1 inch of water should be provided each time.  Please do not water daily or even every other day as this will promote lawn disease.

Please only water in the morning (3am-9am). Watering in the afternoon is mostly wasted. Watering late in the day will promote turfgrass disease and fungus. 

Water for enough time that 1 inch of water will be deposited on the lawn.  If you notice too much runoff, pause the watering to allow for soil penetration.

When using a sprinkler system, make sure to program it for a long enough period to allow the droplets to reach the roots of the grass plants.  Again, measure the output not in time but in inches.

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