As the summer heat continues, it’s more important than ever to use water efficiently and effectively for proper lawn care. However, it can be difficult to know when the best time is to water your lawn, so here are some guidelines to follow.
- Always attempt to water early in the morning.
Around 5:00 a.m. is thought by many to be the best time of day to water grass. This is due to low evaporation, low winds, high humidity and morning dew that will add to your efforts. Early morning watering can help prevent diseases that can be caused by watering at night because your lawn is allowed to dry throughout the day.
- If you have just planted new grass, water once a day
This will allow the seeds to germinate and allow a good root system to form beneath the soil. This process can last from 2-8 weeks, depending on what type of grass you’re planting and the season.
- Try watering a day before mowing
This will allow you to better avoid browning that forms on the crown (tip) of grass after mowing. It also allows your lawn to more easily recover from cutting and helps it to have a better overall appearance.
For more tips on lawn care or for a consultation to see how we can best serve your needs, contact our offices in Joplin, Mo., and Grove, Okla.