There are just a few things your lawn needs: water, sunlight and nutrients. A little too much of one or the other can mean devastation for your lawn.
In this article, we’ll focus on avoiding the most common mistakes homeowners make with watering their lawn.
If you water your lawn too much, you may very well be inviting fungi and other lawn diseases into your yard. Also, over-watering can easily lead to shallow root systems, which can expose your lawn to heat stress.
When it comes to watering your lawn, a good rule of thumb to follow is allowing for one inch of water per week.
The best times for watering your lawn are in the early morning and early evening hours. Doing it in the middle of the day means that much of the water you put down can be evaporated very quickly. It also gives the water less time to soak into the root systems.
Concentrating the water on the leaves of a plant does little good. It’s the roots that will absorb the lion’s share of the water, so direct your water flow there.
Shrubs and other plants have much longer root systems than grass, so it’s a good idea to water your grass separately. That way, you can better keep an eye on how much irrigation it and your plants are receiving.
If you need help with your lawn, call us here at Juniper Landscape Company. We’re a complete landscaping provider with a host of services – including pest control programs.
To see what we can do for your lawn, call us; our number is (619) 334-9464.