Watering time - Knowledgebase Question

Phoenix, Ar
Question by jaxburt
April 16, 2010
Hello, The temps. in PHX are starting to rise. What is the most effective watering schedule for my lawn? And, which is the most cost effective.
Jacqueline Phoenix

Answer from NGA
April 16, 2010


For the greenest lawn, follow these guidelines:
Night or early in the morning are the most effective times to water, because wind and evaporation are lower. Water a bermudagrass lawn once every three days during the summer. Even during the hottest part of the year, most lawns do not need to be watered every day. By watering only once every three days, you promote deeper root growth and that makes your lawn more water efficient. Water when grass blades do not bounce back and footprints begin to show - in hot temperatures, water no more than once every three days (probe the soil with a screwdriver after a few minutes of watering, if it reaches a depth of ten inches, watering is sufficient).

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