When Is the Best Time to Water Your Lawn?

And Other Helpful Tips

When to Water Your Lawn

We know what you’re thinking: does it really make a difference what time you water your lawn? You might be surprised to learn the answer is yes. In fact, if you water your lawn at the wrong time, you might attract pests or your grass could develop fungal or mold-related disease.

Best Time to Water Your Lawn and Other Key Tips

Time of Day

Climate and location should be taken into consideration when planning your watering schedule. Here’s a general guide:

Humid conditions: water between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am.
Hot, arid conditions: watering before sunrise.
Cooler conditions in the growing season: before 10:00 am or after 6:00 pm.”

You should avoid watering in the middle of the day because water could evaporate, negating your efforts and possibly even scorching the blades. When possible, it’s most beneficial to water in the morning than at night because night watering can attract pests or result in fungal or mold-related diseases.

How Long

Your lawn actually prefers long soakings over a sprinkling of water, so a quick spritz of the hose or short rain showers isn’t enough to make a positive impact. In fact, the average yard requires 1″ to 1-1/2″ worth of water a week to stay healthy!

How Often to Water Your Lawn

For green grass, long soakings once or twice a week is more beneficial than surface-level watering every day. Summer heat and sunlight can make your lawn require even more water, so you might have to add in an extra day when the temperature rises to its highest of the year.

Ask The Pros at Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape.

We offer different lawn care packages so there is something for every home and budget. Call us today at 765-771-9998 to ask us any questions you have about caring for your lawn and to schedule a service.