The summers in Georgia are very hot and keeping your lawn healthy and growing takes a lot of care and focus. Georgia is considered a humid subtropical climate and with temperatures in the 90s and 100’s in deep summer, many need to know how often should you water your lawn?
Tips for watering your lawn in summer
#1 Amount of water
Grass in Georgia needs one inch of water per week in the spring and summer seasons. That is natural rainfall and irrigation combined so you need to take into consideration how much rain will be forecast for each week as you schedule your watering plan. Too much water can cause diseases and fungus. Too little water and you will begin to see hotspots and burnt up patches in your lawn.
#2 Time of day
The optimal time of day for irrigating your lawn is always in the early morning. The grass and roots are not exposed to the hot sun in the morning and the applied water has more time to be absorbed and not evaporated by heat. This timing also allows for the grass to completely dry before nightfall which helps mitigate diseases in the roots and blades.
#3 Frequency of watering
It is better to water fewer times with more saturation than it is to water many times a week with shorter watering times. Try to schedule your irrigation for 3 times a week in the early mornings during the summer days and 2 times a week in spring and early fall. If you are watering by hand, be sure to distribute the water evenly through the entire lawn.
#4 Hire a Professional Lawncare Service
Hiring Mansell Landscape Management will allow for your lawn to have the proper care and maintenance needed for healthy growth without the burden of time and anxiety put on you. We will monitor your irrigation system and the soil for the correct water levels and frequency and can help plan out a new irrigation system for your property if you need one installed.
It is best to always:
- Check your irrigation system for leaks, cracks, and clogs monthly for all sprayer heads.
- Set up separate zones for different plant matter, shaded areas, slopes, and size.
- Make sure sprayer heads are positioned on the grass and plants only to reduce runoff and waste
Professional lawn care and irrigation services in Atlanta, GA
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