When Is the Best Time to Water Your Lawn?

Published on: May 6, 2019

You will often see sprinklers watering lawns at all times of the day. While it may be enjoyable to run through a sprinkler when temperatures are hot, it is not the best time of day to water your grass. To get the most benefit with the least amount of water waste, it is best to have a set schedule for watering.

Early Mornings are Best

When the temperatures are cooler, usually in the early morning, that is the best time to water your lawn. Anytime from 4 am to 10 am, before the temperatures begin to rise, it a perfect time to replenish moisture in the soil. If you water during the day, much of it evaporates and does not make it into the root system. Watering in the evening can also cause issues; the water can stay on top of the lawn and promote fungal growths that can be detrimental to a lawn. Water in the mornings; most lawns need to be watered 2-3 times a week to keep them healthy.

Invest in an Automatic Irrigation System

The easiest way to water your lawn regularly and in the prime hours is to invest in an automatic irrigation system. You can set your timer for early mornings a few times a week. Newer smart systems even have rain detectors and other options to help you avoid overwatering. Plus, these smart systems can be managed from your smartphone, making it simple to stay on top of your watering needs.

Talk to your local landscaper about the best watering schedule for your region and grass type. They can also help you find the best irrigation system for your needs and install it for you.

Posted on behalf of:
Mobile Joe’s Landscaping
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 360-5604

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