In order for your grass to stay green, it needs to be watered on a regular basis. This is especially true during the annual growing season. However, the timing differs depending on the type of grass that is grown. For example, grasses that are considered ‘warm season’ grow during the summer, while grasses that are referred to as ‘cold season’ grow during the winter months.
The type of grass that is planted will also affect both the watering and fertilizing schedule. Whenever you fertilize the grass, it should be lightly watered so that the nutrients are absorbed into the soil so they can reach the roots of the newly planted turf.
Watering During The Summer
After fertilizing the grass during the warm season, the grass will need to be watered at least once a week. The water will need to reach a depth of 4 inches to 6 inches. This means that the grass will need to receive at least one inch of water every week, but in some climates, the grass will need to get up to 3 inches of water, especially in climates that are hot and dry.
You should not sprinkle your lawn too often. This is known as shallow watering, and it can cause weaken root development near the soil’s surface. If you begin to notice that the grass is beginning to turn brown during the growing season, you may have to increase the watering schedule in order to keep the grass green and fresh.
Cool season grasses grow about during cooler months, and they go dormant during the summer. If you live in a moderate climate, you can keep this type of grass green with water and fertilizer in the summer. However, this requires a lot of mowing services prices special care.
This means that if you want your grass to remain green during the summer also, you should water it at least once a week in the same manner as you would water warm season grasses. In fact, you could continue this watering schedule throughout the entire year. By allowing the grass to turn brown before you water it will only waste the food reserves in the grass.
Tips For Watering
One of the simplest ways to determine whether or not your grass is receiving enough water is to just walk across it. If your footprints in the grass are still visible after an hour, this is a tell-tale sign that the grass is dry.
On the other hand, if the grass is just brown in certain spots, you can just water those specific areas. This will prevent you from over watering your entire lawn.
It is important that you water your lawn slowly, because the water needs to soak into the soil instead of merely running off the top. This is a problem that commonly occurs when watering is done too quickly.
You can find the perfect balance of providing your lawn with enough grass. By considering certain factors, you can be sure your grass will remain green and vibrant year round.