Thin Grass? Drought Issues May be Your Lawn’s Problem

Thin grass is a common problem among lawn’s that are suffering from drought issues. What does this mean? It means that your lawn may not be receiving the right amount of water at the right time. Heritage Lawns & Irrigation suggests following the watering recommendations below to increase the overall health of your lawn.

Watering Recommendations for Your Thin Lawn:

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.