Properly caring for your lawn
Many homeowners see their lawn as an important extension of the home. The yard is the place we gather with friends and family to take advantage of spring days and summer evenings. It is our children’s play place and the first thing visitors and passersby notice, but a nice lawn requires lots of upkeep and even more water.
So when should we water our lawns? Evaporation, wind, and climate are all factors that should play a role in this decision. It is better not to water in the heat of the day, because less water gets into the ground before it evaporates. Same with wind, if it is windy the humidity in the air is reduced and evaporation speeds up. The best time to water will vary, dependent on climate, but generally the morning hours, between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m., are the best time. Evening is another possibility, but a worry with this option is standing water, which may encourage lawn disease and mold. Climate should be carefully considered before deciding on an evening watering schedule. In the desert southwest water probably will get soaked up, even during the night hours, but compare that part of the country to the southeast, where it is extremely humid, and watering at night might not be the best option.
With water being a valuable and sometimes scarce commodity, it is important to try to get the most out of each and every time we turn our sprinklers on. Along with the time of day we should also consider other factors such as; does the grass really need water, runoff, amount of rain, and time limits. But, even time of day alone, can play a major role in the health of the lawn, and working toward better, more efficient, use of water resources.
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