Over or under watered grass is often the difference between a green lawn and a brown one. Too much water contributes to disease development while too little causes drought damage and increased vulnerability to insects. Following these simple watering tips will help make sure your lawn stays healthy and green year round.
Avoid watering in the middle of the night. Doing so actually creates ideal conditions for disease and pathogen development. Instead set your timer for early morning after 6:00 A.M. and before 8:00 A.M.
NEVER shut off your irrigation timer. Too often timers are forgotten to be turned back on and drought damage occurs in the grass. If you're experiencing heavy rains simply adjust your timer to skip the next watering.
CHECK YOUR SYSTEM REGULARLY! Often sprinkler heads can be turned, clogged, or broken going months unnoticed. If you notice a brown area in your lawn, checking your irrigation should be your first step.
Remember to check your invoice each month in case specific watering instructions have been left by your technician. Occasionally you may be asked to temporarily stop watering or increase/decrease the amount of time the system runs.
Use our watering table below to determine how often you should be watering by each season.