watering grass - Knowledgebase Question

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

Answer from NGA
June 24, 2005
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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