when should I start watering my lawn?


when should I start watering my lawn?

I occasionally get asked “when should I start watering my lawn?”. Easy answer, 3 weeks ago.  If you haven’t been watering regularly (and I mean almost every day), don’t bother starting now.  There is no way you will be able to catch up.

Easy answer, 3 weeks ago. 

We like to think that we’ll get an average of 1″ of rain per week from Spring to Fall.  That doesn’t always happen, but that’s a good average.  That means that right now we’re inches behind.  If you take you lawn sprinkler and turn it on you’ll find that it takes a very long time to even get a quarter of an inch in the bottom of a glass.

…right now we’re inches behind.

If you have an automatic in-ground system my advice is this – make a decision early in the season that you’ll either run it no matter what, or that you’re not going to run it.  Nothing in between makes sense.

 ~ Joe Flake for Target Lawn Care ~
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