Watering the lawn properly is important to maintain the lawn in shape. Watering a lawn is a must, but keeping it in balance is required. Too little water or too much water, the grass will either shrivel or get over-saturated. Watering a lawn is a methodical process. it is a simple task, but knowing how often to water, how much to water, and the devices that make watering the lawn easier is a must.

How often

·         Lawn watering in the morning and evening is important. It is best to water not during the day heat timing. Also do not water the lawn at night times. This may cause fungal issues.

·         Watering for longer periods means every week, you may water 2-3 times for an hour each time. This allows you to water less frequently and is better than watering for 15 minutes all the 6 days a week. Frequently watering short will make the lawn less drought-tolerant as it becomes thirstier.

·         Varying weather conditions insist on changing the normal pattern of watering. If there is hot weather continuously for a few days, it is right to add extra watering as a routine. However, if the weather is wet for a few days, you need not water the lawn at such times.
·         As you are watering the lawn, if you notice the water is not absorbed quickly and puddling occurs on watering, you must follow shorter watering cycles. For instance, it can be 10 minutes on and put it off for 10 minutes, and keep this cycle going until the required water amount is met.

You need to know the water restrictions in your area. You should select a lawn that is drought tolerant so that it is a lot more manageable to cope during restrictions.

When to water

In case your lawn appears dull green or has a grayish cast, it means watering the lawn is a must. Walking on the lawn is an easy way to check if your lawn needs watering or no.

·         In case your footprints do not disappear, it is due to the lack of moisture in the grass blades that restricts them from springing back.

·         Watering your lawn at any time is not correct. For a healthy lawn ensure specific care.

·         It is best before 10 am to water as it is cooler and the winds are calmer. Watering at this time allows the water to soak into the soil and the grassroots absorb it before it evaporates.

·         In case you wish to water in the evening, the right time is between 4 and 6 pm. This is the time the grass blades can take it before it dried in the night.

The later you are there are more possibilities for the lawn becoming diseased. Make a note that unnecessarily watering your lawn is not required. Property cared lawns survive without water even for weeks by going dormant and as rain returns, they will recover.

How much water

Watering a lawn that is established means you may water it up to the top of the soil around 6 to 8 inches. It is the level that turfgrass roots grow.

Per week lawns require water around 1 to 1.5 inches. This may be by watering or rain so that the soil soaks deeply. This amount of water can be applied as single watering or can be divided during the week into two watering. However, ensure your lawn is not overwatered.

Devices that make lawn watering easier

There are many ways of lawn watering. It includes smart watering solutions to sprinklers. Each has its benefits. It is up to the buyer to choose the device that works suitable for the lawn.

However, here ae the devices for lawn watering:

·         (water guzzlers) Pulsating sprinklers: This device shoots water at a high velocity horizontally and so the wind does not affect the water.

·         Hose-end sprinklers: There are many types of hose-end sprinklers suitable for small to medium-size lawns. Thus, you can choose a suitable sprinkler for your lawn.

·         In-ground sprinklers: This is an efficient pattern that is widely used. It delivers water as required. Choosing sprinklers with the horizontal spray pattern and keeping it low to the ground ensures the best results.

·         Tow behind sprayer: This is an investment. The tow behind sprayer reduces your gardening duties. It is convenient to use. Lawn watering or misting pathways and driveways, this sprayer is suitable.  Tow behind sprayers is employed in small to medium spray operations as they feature mobile spraying systems that are self-contained. Activities involving the application of chemicals or general pesticides or even for watering, tow behind sprayers are of great use.

·         Smart watering systems: There are different kinds of smart watering systems. Most integrate with the sprinkler in-ground systems. They feature controllers allowing them to schedule watering. This is done using a smartphone and weather real-time data. It is an automated watering system that ensures the sprinklers turn on at the exact time and is easy to control using a tablet or a smartphone.