watering grass - Knowledgebase Question

Columbus, NE (Zone 5A)
Question by rinoabc
June 24, 2005
What time of the day is the better time to watering the grass?


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Answer from NGA
June 24, 2005

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Early morning is the best time to water for several reasons. First of all, it conserves water. If you water mid-day, you'll lose a great deal of moisture to the sunshine. Second, it helps prevent disease. If you water in the evening, the lawn is wet all night, disease might get a foothold. Water thoroughly so the entire root zone gets wet, giving the grass plants a reserve of moisture to draw on when they get thirsty. If you apply just a little bit of water each day, the grass will grow roots only near the surface of the soil and will dry out easily during the heat of the summer.

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