Water Early. Water your lawn in the early morning (3-4am). The air is cooler and the winds are calmer, so there will be less evaporation. Grass will also have a chance to dry out before the sun really starts beating down.
Water Evenly. Make sure you’re getting coverage over your entire lawn. Test your sprinkler setup by placing small containers in several places around your property. After a session of watering, compare levels in the containers, making adjustments if necessary.
Water Slowly. Only water as much as your lawn can efficiently absorb. If you water too much too quickly, excess water will run off your lawn—a waste of water resources and your money.
- Try this: Cut in half the amount of time you water each zone, but run your watering program twice. In other words, instead of watering each zone for 30 minutes, water each zone for 15 minutes, then cycle through all the zones again for another 15 minutes. That will give the ground time to absorb the initial watering before it receives another good drink.
Water Infrequently. It’s better to give your grass a good soak every three days than to water a little bit every day. Watering less frequently encourages roots to grow downward (in search of water), which in turn makes your lawn more stable overall. Your lawn will tell you when it needs watering, provided you know the signs. As you walk over the grass, your footsteps should readily disappear; if they don’t, you need to water. A bluish-green color is another indicator of dehydration. So are curling grass blades. You might also try the screwdriver test: Pushing a screwdriver into the ground will be difficult if the soil is very dry. With some diligent observation and attention to best practices, you can keep your lawn happy, healthy, and green all season.
Pro Edge Lawn Care will be mowing on Thursday every week unless of a holiday or rain. If the latter occurs then we will be pushed back one day.
We would be grateful if you did not run your irrigation Thursday morning or if we are pushed back a day then we would ask you to not water on Friday morning. This will prevent water buildup in yards causing ruts, turn marks and tracks of mud. If we feel your lawn is too wet we will not mow your lawn and give you notification as to why we didn’t mow.
This procedure is a preventative measure we are taking to give you the best service possible.