Texas Summer Lawn Watering Guidelines
During times of prolonged summer heat and dry weather we need to provide plants, trees, flowers, lawn sod and seed with extra watering. Weeds are very opportunistic and will take advantage of dry, thin turf to quickly spread. Keep your lawn healthy to serve as a natural weed prevention. We’ve got the goods on the sweet spot!
Save these watering guidelines as a handy reference during the hot, dry days of summer:
For best results, water your lawn thoroughly three times a week if you do not get significant rainfall.
- In hot, dry weather, water shrubs and flowers daily.
- Morning, around 2 to 8 a.m., is the best time to water. Why? The a.m. is the best time to water the lawn because the air is cooler and there’s usually not much wind to blow the droplets. In the middle of the day, water evaporates too quickly. And in the evenings, water can cling to the blades of grass overnight, which can cause lawn diseases.
- Watering at any time of day is better than not watering at all.
- The rule of thumb for lawns is to water one-inch deep each time you water. It’s better for the lawn to water heavily and less frequently, than to lightly mist it every day.
- Use a rain gauge to make measuring an inch of water easy. If you don’t have a rain gauge, place a tuna can (or similarly sized vessel) in your yard as you water. When the can is full, you’ve watered enough!
- Pay special attention to high-sun areas of the lawn.
- Don’t forget that even mature trees need water, too.
Follow the watering guidelines above to ensure a dense turf throughout the summer.
If you have an irrigation system that isn’t working properly or have any questions about maintaining a healthy lawn, call First Response Lawn Care today at (214) 701-7622. We service Rockwall, Royse City and surrounding areas.