Watering a lawn can be one of the most critical steps toward having a thick, lush bed of turfgrass. But most homeowners are unaware of the correct water management practices for their lawns. The ideal amount of water a particular lawn needs depends on a number of different factors, from the geography and climate to the turf species involved.
Turfgrass needs moisture for growth and development. In fact, between 75% to 80% of a turfgrass plant is water. Every species of turfgrass relies on water for:
Knowing when to water a lawn can be tricky, especially if you are unfamiliar with common indicators that reveal if a lawn is in need of watering. While failing to provide your lawn with enough moisture for essential growth and development functions is a bad water management practice, over-watering a lawn can be equally detrimental. Only a trained lawn care professional can know exactly when and how much to water your lawn. However, there are a few indicators you should be aware of.
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