Lifestyle: watering the lawn: best time and way

I’ve recently taken self-tutoring about lawn watering. The tutor shares some discoveries.

On the west coast, summer is often very dry. Typically, if the lawn isn’t watered, it will go brown.

Where I live, we have watering restrictions. On the days I’m allowed to water, it’s either 5-9am or 7-10pm. I looked up when is better. Condensed, here are the hints I found about watering the lawn:

  1. Water in the morning before the heat of the day.
  2. Use a pulsating sprinkler: the water spends less time in the air → less loss to evaporation. However, for new grass,
    use oscillating sprinkler → gentler on the budding seeds.
  3. Water to soak 6 inches (15cm) deep.
  4. Water no more than twice per week.

I don’t water every part of the lawn every time; sometimes I only water the weaker patches, maybe for twenty minutes each.


Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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