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Watering Guide

Below is some helpful advice on how to get the most out of your lawn.

Q: What time of the day should I water?

A: Schedule your water applications between 5 am and 9 am. Please never water your lawn in the afternoon, evenings, or at night. Applying water during these times greatly increases the chances of pest and fungus problems. We can almost guarantee fungus problems if you regularly water during these times.  *We will provide you with a printed guide for watering after your fall aeration and overseeing.

Q: How much water does my lawn need?

A: Different times of the year call for different amounts of water. This can come from rainfall, sprinklers, or irrigation systems. Here are some general guidelines for how much water your lawn needs during the year:

March-May = .5” - .75” of water per week 

June-September = 1”-1.5” of water per week

October-First Frost = .75” - 1” of water per week

*We will provide you with a printed guide for watering after your fall aeration and overseeing.

Q: How often do I need to water?

A: Please do not water your lawn every day. Watering every 2-3 days helps simulate natural rainfall. Deep infrequent watering is much more beneficial to your lawns health because the water is able to reach the plants root system. It may sound funny but watering your lawn is almost like an art. Keeping an eye on the forecast can allow you to apply more water before a heatwave and also conserve water if rain is on the way. 

Q: How do I know how much water I’m applying?

A: The simple answer is to use sprinkler measuring devices. These small measuring cups can be placed around your yard and allow you to determine how much water you’re applying in a set amount of time. We recommend placing 2-3 of these devices in your watering zone for 15 minutes. See how much water has accumulated. This will give you a much better idea of how often and how long you need to run your system.

Watering Guide

Water is one of the most critical elements when it comes to having a healthy and thriving lawn. Without the right amount of water at the right times, your lawn will never be able to perform its best. 

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