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:
- Water in the morning before the heat of the day.
- 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.
- Water to soak 6 inches (15cm) deep.
- 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.