Friday, June 12, 2015

Q&A About Water

How much should I water my lawn and landscape?

Joe:This is the most asked question in our industry. Each lawn and landscape is different so there is no concrete answer, but there are some general rules:
  1. Always water your lawn between 2am-10am. This is considered the natural dew point of the lawn. This is a great cultural practice that will help keep brown patch from occurring.
  2. Water deeply, but infrequently. Watering 4-7 days a week is not effective and just wasting water. Watering 2-3 days a week is much more effective as long as you water deeply to ensure the roots are getting the benefit. If you can take a long flat head screwdriver and stick it into the ground with your hands, you are watering enough.
  3. Shrubs only need a 1/3 of the water that fescue lawns need. Too many customers over water their trees and shrubs. 9 out of 10 dead shrubs are because of TOO MUCH water!

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