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How much and how often do you water your grass?

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May 17, 2007 2:16AM

In general, it's best to water your grass deeply and infrequently rather than a little bit at a time. If you water too frequently, the grass won't develop a deep root system and will die out if there is an extended drought or watering restriction imposed. By watering once a week or less, you are training your grass to develop much deeper roots that allow it to do better in periods without water. Do not water in the heat of the day, because a large part of the water just evaporates without helping your grass at all. It is a big waste of water. Many areas of the country even ban watering in the afternoon hours for this very reason. Water in the early morning, or in the evening, when it is cooler and there is less direct sun. The Better Lawn and Turf Institute also offers good information on lawn watering. Bob Vila offers this advice on lawn watering. The Turfgrass Resource Center has this guide to watering new turfgrass sod. All types of grasses benefit from high quality soil. Use an organic lawn fertilizer to improve the quality of your soil long term. Need a mower or other lawn and garden supplies? Visit Clean Air Gardening.