Watering Your Lawn

  In hot dry weather such as is plentiful in Virginia, your lawn can take up to an inch of water or even more per week. You’ll want to water the lawn any time that you see the soil begin to be fully dry but preferably long before the grass begins to wilt. One good tip about when to water your Virginia Beach lawn is that you will notice a vast difference in the foot prints. If your footprints are not bouncing back up on the grass but instead are leaving a lasting print for a long period of time,. its past time to water the lawn. Basic Lawn Watering Principles. Morning watering is infinitely better than evening time. Wet grass overnight can encourage myriad types of diseases. Watering during the heat of the day may actually cook the lawn and can also be counterproductive in that the water is lost to more rapid evaporation. Water the lawn at a rate of about one half inch of water per hour. If you water the grass too rapidly you will cause runoff which wastes your time and your money You can test the rate of flow for a specific sprinkler by putting smaller cans in easy reach of the sprinkler and then measuring the water level about every 15 minutes. The most effective way for you to water your lawn will be drip irrigation or by soaker hoses with a timer attacked to allow your system to water in the morning …

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