The weather is getting warmer, the grass is growing and it’s that time of year again to start considering watering your lawn. There is no exact, or correct month of the year to start watering your grass. It really all just depends on the conditions. But before you get started for the year, Simply Green Lawn Care located near Atlanta, Ga has several things for you to consider.
- Check your Local Watering Laws – It is important to adhere to the local water restrictions when watering your lawn. Go to www.georgiadrought.org to check your local laws.
- When to Start – Like we said before, there is no one correct time to start watering your lawn. Even after a stretch of dry hot days, you may still not need to water your lawn. One way to test the readiness of your grass, is by performing a simple step test. If you step on your lawn and it doesn’t bounce back, it may be time to bring out the sprinkler.
- How much? – It is important to remember that you can give your lawn too much water. The idea is to keep the top 6” of your soil moist; most lawns require 1.0”-1.5” of water per week during the growing season.
- Watering Schedule – The best time of day to water your lawn is early in the morning when temperatures are cooler. Between the hours of 4 am and 10 am are generally the best times to do this. This will allow the grass to dry before nightfall, reducing disease and water waste due to evaporation during the heat of the day.
As always, you can contact us with any lawn care questions you may have!