The foundation of any good lawn care routine is watering your lawn. But watering your lawn during the fall, winter, and early spring isn’t the same as watering during the summer, mainly because you need to use less water to keep your lawn looking good in cooler temperatures than warmer ones.
One thing we tell all of our lawn care clients is that watering properly during the warmer months of the year is even more important than proper watering when it’s cold. We suggest incorporating lawn watering into your morning routine during every season to give your roots more time to absorb the moisture in a healthy way. Watering at night can lead to fungal growth because the water from your irrigation system doesn’t always evaporate.
The key to watering your lawn in the warmer months of the year is to water deeply. Usually, we suggest watering your lawn every few days and providing enough water to penetrate the roots and soak all the way into the soil. You may need to give your lawn more water if you notice any of the following signs:
- Your grass blades don’t spring back after you step on them.
- It is hard to push a skewer or screwdriver down into your soil.
- Your turf feels warm in the evening once the sun goes down.
We’re happy to give you individualized lawn care advice to help you get your summer watering schedule right. Contact us today to talk to one of our landscaping professionals.