In most regions, maintaining a lush, green lawn through summer depend entirely on watering. Refine your irrigation skills and use of the lawn watering to learn what you can do to prevent brown patches from cropping up in your yard.
How often should I water my lawn?
A very general rule of thumb is to provide lawns with 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week, from irrigation or rainfall. A good way to check moisture penetration is to probe the soil with a screwdriver or similar object.
How often you water will vary based on where you live and what type of soil you have. In order to conserve water and give grass just what it needs, it’ll help you to understand the factors that influence irrigation frequency.
Different grass types require different amounts of water. For example:
A healthy lawn of tall fescue has a deep root system and the highest drought tolerance of cool-season turf types. Kentucky bluegrass consistently goes dormant during drought, reviving when rainfall resumes.
Warm-season grasses, such as zoysia, St. Augustine, bermudagrass, and centipede, thrive in warm conditions, developing deep root systems that make them better able to withstand drought. In general, warm-season grasses require 20 percent less water than cool-season types.
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