When it comes to keeping your lawn green and lush, a little water can go a long way. Fertilizer, soil treatments and other lawn improvement steps won’t work if your lawn isn’t getting enough water. Here are the top 5 lawn watering myths to help you separate fact from fiction to get the green lawn you’ve always wanted.
Myth: Only water your lawn when it looks dry to avoid ruining the roots.
Fact: By the time your lawn looks brown and dry, it’s already too late. As soon as the grass blades start to take on a grey or dull appearance, it’s time to bring out the hose.
Myth: If your mower doesn’t leave lines, your grass isn’t healthy.
Fact: If your mower leaves lines, it’s time to bring out the sprinkler. Healthy lawns are able to spring-back from light wear like being driven on by a lawnmower.
Myth: You should water during the hottest part of the day to keep grass from drying out.
Fact: Watering during the hottest part of the day wastes water and can make your grass more susceptible to disease.
Myth: A lawn can never have too much water when it’s hot out.
Fact: Watering your lawn too often can contribute to diseases and shallow root systems, making your grass more susceptible to high temperatures and drought.
Myth: Watering with a hose is better than using a sprinkler.
Fact: Sprinklers are better at watering your lawn than any handheld system will be.