Best time to water your lawn.

Often I am asked, “When is the best time to water my lawn?”  Many homeowners have tell me XYZ company said to start the irrigation system at dusk and  now the Lawn Guru is saying to start the system in the predawn hours.

According to the University of Florida. “Therefore, irrigate when dew is already present, usually in the predawn hours. A good time range is between 2 and 8 a.m.”

This is to help reduce the chances of fungus growth in your lawn.  The other thing homeowners need to keep in mind is water times.  Longer and less frequent waterings are better than shorter and more frequent waterings.  The reason for this is to encourage the roots to grow deeper.  The deeper your root system the better your lawn will be able to handle the brutal droughts we experience this time of year.

 

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