RHR Home Owner Tip: Lawn Watering

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Running Horse Realty Home Owner Tip: Lawn Watering

If your lawn is dull green and getting crackly-feeling under your feet, it’s telling you that it needs water.

Watering in the morning before 10 a.m. is the optimal time for your grass as it’s cooler and winds tend to be calmer, which helps the water get absorbed by the roots. If you must water in the evening, try between 4 and 6 p.m. giving the grass blades time to dry before nightfall. The later you water, the greater chance of lawn disease. Grass is resilient, cared-for and well-established lawns can survive weeks without water by going dormant (turn brown) and then return with water.

A good watering session lasts until the top 6-8 inches of soil is wet. Be sure not to overwater your lawn. Most lawns need 1 inch of water per week, either from rain or watering, to soak the soil 6-8 inches deep. The inch of water can either be applied during a single watering or divided into two half-inch water sessions weekly.

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