Keep your lawn green this summer 2014
May. 19, 2014
As we look forward to enjoying a lush green lawn this summer, many homeowners water their lawns at times that are not best for the grass wasting your water and your money. To get the best bang for your buck, it is best to water your lawn early in the morning. Watering late in the day can cause disease, mildew, and fungus. And watering in the afternoon, you are more likely to lose water that is being evaporated during the hot sun. If you live in the dry southwest, you should water at night time as you are more likely to have more water evaporation during the day including early morning.
A test to know if you have watered enough is the screwdriver test. Take an 8-inch screwdriver and push it into the ground after you have watered. If the screwdriver goes in 6 inches to the ground, then your lawn is well watered. You can also use a water gauge to see how much water your lawn has received from either rain or your sprinkler. A good rule of thumb is an inch of water once a week or ½ inch twice a week. Hopefully these frugal tips help you have a great, green lawn this summer without breaking the bank. Have a HOPtastic day!!
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