When should you water your lawn? What about fertilizing the lawn? Well, if you need to know, check out this infographic!
Why is watering the lawn best to do in the morning?
Watering in the morning is best for several reasons! First of all the cooler air and less wind will allow the water to soak into the soil. Rather than evaporate. In mid-day, water will evaporate too quickly. This means that you will be wasting some water.
Why Shouldn't I water at night?
When you water the lawn too late, the water will sit on the grass blades overnight. This can stimulate the growth of fungus, which can destroy an otherwise healthy lawn.
How much should I water the lawn?
The ideal amount of water is enough to reach 6 inches deep. By watering the lawn very deeply, you will reach the most important part of the grass. The roots.
How do I know if I am watering deep enough?
Set up a sprinkler and set a timer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, check to see how deep your lawn is watered. Once you find that the lawn is watered 6 inches deep, you know how long you will need to water your soil!
How often should I water the lawn?
Most experts, including this infographic, agree that it is ideal to water your lawn 2 times a week. Water deep and infrequently. Believe it or not. Watering less frequently actually builds a stronger lawn! The grass forms stronger roots and is better prepared to handle adverse conditions. However, if you have overly sandy or clay soils. You may want to refer to the infographic for the optimal watering schedule.
When should I fertilize my lawn?
The optimal times to fertilize your lawn are dependent on the type of lawn you have. Different grass types need to be fertilized at different times of the year.
How should I spread the fertilizer?
The ideal method for spreading fertilizer greatly depends on the size of your lawn. For a lawn about ⅛ of an acre or less, a hand spreader will work just fine. For a larger lawn you will want to get a rotary or drop spreader. The drop spreader may take longer, but it will drop the right amount of fertilizer more accurately.
Use this infographic as a reference when you need to learn about watering or fertilizing your lawn. If you found it useful, be sure to share it with your friends, families and audiences. Visit starrturf.com for more great lawn care info.
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