The Ultimate Guide to Lawns
There are a lot of requirements when it comes to lawn watering including the type of soil, type of grass, climate, maintenance schedule, irrigation equipment, temperature, humidity, and wind. How often do you need to water your lawn? A lawn needs watering when blue-green color grass appears and the grass doesn’t bounce back. Grasses don’t need daily, weekly or monthly watering, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will never water your lawn. Lawn watering is done as needed, most especially during periods of hot weather and drought, giving it a thorough soaking.
What are the warning signals indicating that your grasses are thirsty? Lawn watering and irrigating are needed when your grass starts to wilt or the soil is dry. Do some visual inspection during dry weather or hot times to check if the grass is wilting. Another method to determine if your lawn needs watering is to conduct a “soil moisture test” by taking a knife and pushing the blade five to six inches into the soil, and you can tell that it is time to water your lawn if the blade looks shiny and dry when it comes out. There are two basic rules to follow when watering a lawn, watering it thoroughly (soaking the ground and soil) and applying water as fast as the ground is able to absorb it. A deep and thorough lawn watering helps the root system to be pushed down deeper and develop stronger roots, and that is the time that light sprinkling is applicable. With a deeper root system, grasses will absorb more nutrients and water. A shallow-rooted grass easily fades when tested by extremes of temperature and weather, while a healthy lawn as deeply rooted lawn that can withstand the drought season.
The more frequent you water your lawn, the grass surface becomes always wet, thus it is more susceptible to turf diseases such as fungus, as well as creating an ideal environment for weeds. Your lawn needs to be rebuilt if it does not survive during ordinary drought without watering, and it helps not applying lawn fertilizer in drought conditions, reducing weed competition to allow a more established grasses, allowing grass to grow higher before you mow, and irrigating the turf when the grass needs water (sic to eight inches where the root zone is located). Generally, a one inch of water on the surface of your lawn will allow the soil to be moist up to six to eight inches depth. Are you having problems with your lawn or irrigation? We will help you out, just visit our homepage or website for more information!
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