The temperatures are rising and the sun is out a little longer. It’s that time again to begin watering the turf. Although we had plenty of rain early in the year, it’s now getting a little hotter and many lawns are showing signs of heat stress throughout the region.
Most lawns should be watered once or twice a week for a total of 3 to 4 hours in each area (1 inch of rain) with store bought sprinklers in clay or loam soils. Sandy soils require more frequent watering (every other day) with less depth.
Irrigation systems vary based upon water pressure and the type of heads. Generally, twice a week at 30 to 40 minutes per zone based upon water volume. The best time to water is from 3:00 am to 10:00 am, however anytime is better than a lack of water.
Also, when it comes to mowing your lawn, mow on the highest possible setting (3 inches or better) to retain as much water in the plant as possible.
Perma-Green is always there to help with a great summer lawn treatment program with low nitrogen rates with a balanced slow release non-burning fertilizer. Along with targeted broadleaf weed control. Get your summer estimate by calling 219-462-3210.
Have more questions about your lawn? Check out Perma-Green’s Lawn Care FAQs .