Watering is essential to maintain the health and beauty of of your lawn. But when is the best time to water your lawn? And how frequently should you do it? The Sprinkler Contractors of the Palm Beaches are here to give you a few pointers for watering your lawn the correct way.
The Basics of Watering:
- Lawns should be watered heavily on an infrequent basis.
- Your lawn needs a minimum of 1 – 1 ½” of water per week all year round.
- Lawns need more watering during the hotter months of the year.
- The type of soil makes a difference for watering times.
Best Time to Water
The best time to set your irrigation system is for the morning, specifically between the times of 6 and 10 a.m. There’s less wind, less hot sun, and your lawn has a full day to dry. Watering in the afternoon – during the hottest part of the day – will often make your lawn lose up to a third of the water because it will evaporate too quickly. And while watering at night may seem like a good idea, it is actually an invitation for various diseases and pests to infest your lawn.
Best Frequency to Water
Lawns are healthiest when they are watered deeply and infrequently, rather than every day a week. When you water daily, your grass won’t develop a deep root system, and the system will dry out faster and weaken. An average of 2 -3 times per week, between 15 – 30 minutes is the ideal time frame. Of course, the type of soil will also play a role in the amount of water you will need to use.
Instead of dragging out the sprinkler before your busy morning commute, consider contacting the Sprinkler Contractors of the Palm Beaches. You’ll save money, time and effort with a new lawn irrigation system installed by one of our professionals. Our experts know the perfect time schedule to ensure your lawn remains healthy and strong year-round.