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How to Prevent Your Lawn from Dying Out with These Watering Tips

Is your lawn dying out? Sometimes this is simply occurring because it is not receiving the right amount of water. Heritage Lawns & Irrigation suggests fixing this problem by following out watering schedule. Check it out below!

Watering Recommendations for Dying Out Lawns:

Your lawn requires the following for optimum results:

  • 1 to 2 inches of water per week during the growing season (use rain gauge or a small bucket for proper measurements)
  • More water is required during the summer and hot weather
  • Less water is required during the spring and fall and during cool weather
  • Water 2 to 3 times each week (adjusting your watering for rainfall)
  • Water a minimum of 1/2 to 3/4 inches of water during each watering session
  • Water slowly to avoid run-off
  • Water to a minimum soil depth of 4 inches (use a stake or screwdriver to test depth)
  • Following the above guidelines will encourage a healthy deep grass root system that is more drought and disease resistant

Avoid the following for optimum results:

  • Light, frequent watering which causes shallow, weak root systems that are very susceptible to drought and disease damage.
  • Heavy, fast watering (high pressure) which can lead to unnecessary run-off and soil erosion

If you want to make the watering issue as easy as possible, consider an automatic sprinkler system. Our Irrigation Maintenance team can set your control box to follow the seasonal recommendations listed above or call us at 913.451.4664 to discuss your situation.