To figure out when it is time to water your lawn, keep an eye out for early indications of dehydration and wilt. Common signs include grass that is bluish-green, grass blades that curl and footprints that stay noticeable on the grass.
The majority of lawns need around one inch of water each week. If you are not sure how long you should water, mark some plastic containers an inch above the bottom and place them in different parts of the watering zone. Time how long it takes to get to the one-inch mark. That’s how long you should water going forward.
While you can water at any time, the most effective time to water is generally morning, when you will lose the smallest amount of water to wind drift and evaporation. Careful though, watering during the day introduces the risk of mold or fungi.
Methods of Lawn Watering
- Portable sprinklers offer a reasonably-priced method for watering grass. Since sprinklers have a variety of distribution and range methods, select a sprinkler according to the size and the shape of your lawn watering zone.
- Rotary and impact sprinklers are intended for circular watering zones on large to medium lawns.
- Oscillating sprinklers send a fan of water throughout a large rectangular area. Revolving sprinklers work in smaller areas, shooting a circular pattern of jets of water.
- An irrigation system, being timer-controlled can be effective in maximizing efficiency. You can set up an automatic lawn watering schedule and not have to disrupt your own schedule to water your lawn.Irrigation systems can also help conserve water. They can be a perfect choice for vacation homes or for homes in which the owner is often away.