Watering your home’s lawn the correct amount is imperative to having a healthy and green lawn. A lot depends on the climate where you live to determine how much water your lawn and shrubs need. If you live in a southern climate where it is warm and humid then your lawn will need a lot of water in the summertime to stay healthy. And if you live in a cooler environment your lawn will not need as much water each week.
It is best to do research to determine how much water your lawn needs depending on these factors:
- Type of grass that you have
- Climate that you live in
- Type of soil that you have
- Average weekly rain for each season
Once you have the answer to these questions and know exactly what kind of lawn you have, then you can make a good judgment on the amount of water that your lawn needs. And it is very important make sure that you water your lawn the correct amount, as watering too much is every bit as bad as not watering enough. Lawns that are watered too much have just as many problems as lawns not watered enough. And another problem with watering too much is you set yourself up for having a really bad weed problem. Weeds thrive on excess hydration, so by watering too much you create a breeding ground for every type of weed. And the worst of these weeds is generally the dollar weed which is very durable and hard to get rid of.