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How much water should a lawn need?

Water is essential to all life...too little water and we die, too much and we drown. The same is true of the grass in our lawns. Water makes
up 70% to 80% of the weight of our lawn grasses and the clippings alone are nearly 90% water. While most people are concerned about not
watering their lawns enough, the fact is that more lawns are damaged or destroyed by over-watering.

Water is a basic requirement for a healthy lawn.  Depending on weather/temperature conditions, soil type, and cultural practices, it
may take up to an inch of water every week to benefit the entire root system.  If your lawn is new, daily watering will be necessary for up
to two weeks, to promote the establishment of roots.  To water an established lawn apply ½ - ¾ inch of water every 3 - 5 days, this is
usually sufficient.  Time of day when watering can be important. Higher water pressure, less evaporation and less wind to affect
sprinkler pattern make early morning watering most efficient. Watering in the middle of the day increases loss to wind and
evaporation.  This practice wastes water because longer watering times are required to achieve the same results.  Evening watering may
promote disease development, especially during hot, humid weather. Improper watering will make turf weak and shallow rooted, making it
more susceptible to stress injury.

When to water a lawn?

The best time would be in early morning hours when the wind and temperature is low and water pressure is high, so less evaporation, less water loss and more efficient.  A lawn is best watered using sprinkler system which is designed to cover the area evenly.

How often to fertilize a lawn?

Lawn needs nutrients to grow and should be fertilized at least once a year. General speaking fertilizer is added either in the fall or in early spring, it's best if fertilized two times a year during growth season. Using a fertilizer sprayer or seed sprayer to evenly apply it to the lawn. We recommend mulching mower and so the cuttings will supply nutrients back to the lawn. Note when using a mulching lawn mower, make sure the cuttings are finely chopped otherwise long cuttings are not only hard for the lawn to absorb but also can smother the lawn.