Lawn Watering - Knowledgebase Question

Guadalajara, In
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Question by hmgr
May 1, 1998
I'd like to know what time of the day is the best for watering my lawn; some people have told me I should water
before the grass receives direct sunlight, others say that it's best to do it right after dusk. Can you advise me?

Answer from NGA
May 1, 1998
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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