This is a frequent question we hear from our clients. Bayer shares this tip in their Summer Lawn Watering Guide:
A very general rule of thumb is to provide lawns with 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week, from irrigation or rainfall. A good way to check moisture penetration is to probe the soil with a screwdriver or similar object. How often you water will vary based on where you live and what type of soil you have. In order to conserve water and give grass just what it needs, it’ll help you to understand the factors that influence irrigation frequency.
The guide goes on to discuss in detail how these factors should affect your watering. Additionally, it lists these tips to reduce wasting water:
- Choose your system carefully
- Watch the watering
- Tinker with timing
- Fine-tune the duration
- Shorten cycles
- Inspect the system
- Reset frequently
To read the full guide, visit the Bayer Advanced website.