Watering properly will help your lawn grow deep roots that make it stronger and less vulnerable to drought. Most lawns are watered too often but with too little water. It's best to water only when the lawn really needs it, and then water deeply. This trains the grass roots to grow downwards. Frequent shallow watering trains the roots
The best rule is to water only when the lawn begins to wilt from dryness. When the colour dulls and footprints stay compressed for more than a few seconds.
to stay near the surface, making the lawn less able to find moisture during dry periods. Every lawn's watering needs are unique: they depend on rainfall, the grass and soil conditions and the general health of the lawn. But even in very dry areas, no established lawn should require daily watering. Try to water your lawn in a way that imitates a slow soaking rain, by using trickle irrigation, soaker hoses, or other water conserving ,methods. It's also best to water in the early morning or the evening especially during Ottawa's hot summer months, to reduce evaporation. Apply about an inch of water - enough that it soaks 6-8 inches into the soil. Then let the lawn dry out thoroughly before watering it again.
- WATER ONLY WHEN THE LAWN STARTS TO WILT FROM DRYNESS
- APPLY ABOUT ONE INCH OF WATER
- WATER IN THE MORNING OR EVENING TO REDUCE EVAPORATION