When it comes to maintaining a healthy lawn, one aspect many homeowners need to be mindful of are the proper watering practices which help their grass and plants thrive. Proper watering techniques, like the ones the experts of Grasshopper Gardens utilize, will improve the quality of your lawn while possibly saving you money.
Proper Watering Practices
Contrary to popular belief, a healthy lawn can be achieved when it is watered heavily at infrequent intervals. Depending on your lawn’s soil type, it may only need an average of 1” to 1.5” each week. Many homeowners actually tend to overwater their lawns which can result in drought-like conditions, diseased lawn, as well as wasted water and money.
Ideally, watering your lawn earlier in the morning will help produce the best results. Waiting until the afternoon when the temperature tends to be higher means a lot of the water will be lost due to evaporation.
Lawns that are newly seeded or newly sodded need to establish firm roots. For the first few weeks it is important to keep the soil moist, but not drenched. Too much water during these processes can cause poor germination and may lead to seedling disease.
Watering deeply with the proper frequency encourages deep, healthy, roots for your lawn. Those who water with a higher frequency but for shorter periods of time will find the grass’ roots are shorter, and, not as strong as those who have received the proper levels of water.
It is also pertinent to have an understanding of your lawn’s soil, especially knowing what type of soil you have. Sandy soil, for example, can drain quickly whereas clay soil may act like a water repellent. Both of these will require different watering techniques that can be achieved using an irrigation system.
The use of an irrigation system from Grasshopper Gardens helps to ensure your lawn is receiving the proper amount of water at the desired time and rate. Our experts have the capability to install and maintain a water-efficient irrigation system for your home that will save you time, water, and money all while ensuring a lavish and healthy lawn. Treat your lawn to the water system it deserves this season by contacting us today! We look forward to working with you and keeping your lawn healthy!