When you are watering your lawn in the summer months, the most important aspect to consider is how much water will actually be absorbed into the grass. For this reason, be sure to choose early morning or early evening to water your lawn. This will ensure that the most amount of water possible is in fact absorbed. With this in mind, let us now take a look at how often it is best to water the lawn during the summer season. There are no hard and fast rules, these are simple guidelines for best practices, so use your best judgment!
Ideally, when you are watering the yard, you want to water your lawn for a combined total of one hour a week to keep your yard looking vibrant and green. Do not water your lawn to this amount at one time as it will be too much water! It is best to get into a routine to water your lawn for 20 minutes three days per week. If you are living in an arid area then you may need to increase the amount of time to 30 minutes three days per week. Monitor the results that you are having and adjust accordingly. Remember, it is not productive to water the grass during the heat of the day. It is always best to take care of this in the morning or evening hours.
While we all enjoy green and lush lawns, be sure to check with your municipality for any watering restrictions, and if your area is under a drought warning, it is best to water your grass as little as possible. Monitoring the effect of the water on your lawn is also important as over-watering can occur. Take care to keep your lawn fertilized and free of weeds, and you can enjoy it all summer!
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