Watering is an important part of maintaining a healthy lawn and homeowners should understand how to water correctly. Too much water is damaging to your turf and is often the underlying cause of lawn failure. Problems with overwatering include :
An accurate watering schedule would apply ¾ of an inch of water at the first sign of wilt. Do not water again until signs of wilt are noticed. How long will it take my irrigation system to apply ¾ of an inch of water? There are many factors to consider when setting the run time on your irrigation system. Each homeowner will have a different situation with their irrigation system and for these reasons, we can’t recommend a general set time. These reasons include :
The best time of day to water is early morning hours. Watering during the day wastes water and can scald the lawn when temperatures are high. Watering in the late afternoon or late morning can be harmful as it extends the time the lawn is naturally wet from dew. This extended "dew period" can accelerate disease occurrence.
Localized dry areas can occur in your lawn even though you have an irrigation system. Here are some reasons why?