While summer is a fantastic time to get outside, spend time in the yard, and enjoy the warm weather, it is often ironically the season that destroys grass. If not properly watered, your lawn will turn brown and die in the summer heat, which can be frustrating for homeowners who work hard to try to keep it green and beautiful. Below we will discuss a few of the most important aspects to watering, and tell you just how you can maintain your lawn with minimum effort throughout the hot Augusta summer.
Contrary to what many homeowners believe, there are specific times when you should be watering your lawn. The best time to water is in the morning, as it allows the grass to absorb the most h20 without the heat of the day evaporating it. One of the least beneficial times to water is at night, because grass requires sunlight to properly absorb nutrients that keep it green and healthy.
Water the Grass
This one may seem like a no-brainer, but there are plenty of homeowners who utilize their sprinkler systems in the wrong way. Whether they have fixed or oscillating sprinklers, there is almost always one sprinkler that half-waters the sidewalk or an area that does not need it. Not only is this a waste of water, but it often means that part of the lawn is missing out on valuable nutrients. This in turn creates blotchy brown spots where areas of grass are not kept as healthy as the rest of the lawn.
Set up a Watering Schedule
In order to make your lawn as strong and healthy as possible, it is important to stick to a watering schedule. Each scheduled time should use a predetermined amount of water, which will allow your lawn to get the nutrients it needs, but also force it to search further down in the ground for water (causing it to develop a deep root system).
How to Properly Manage Watering Your Lawn
While some dedicated homeowners may be able to diligently keep up with their lawn, the majority just don’t have time to work it into their busy schedule. The solution for the people who do not have time but want a green lawn is to install a sprinkler system. At Green Keeper Landscaping, we can assess your lawn and help you pick and install a system that fits the individual needs of your property. Our team of professionals have been working in the Augusta area for years, and know just what it takes to keep a lawn looking beautiful all summer long! Get in touch with us today to learn more about our sprinkler systems, or call us directly for a consultation!