All living things need water and that includes your lawn. Regular watering of a lawn maintains the colour, appearance and strength of your lawn. It also prevents disease and turf disorders.
The aim of watering grass, is to get the water to the roots rather than just on the surface. As a rule, heavy and infrequent watering of the lawn is more beneficial than infrequently.
If you only water the surface, this will do more harm than good as the water evaporates during hot weather causing brown patches and encourages disease. Heavy and infrequent watering encourages a stronger root system which makes grass healthier, this then prevents brown and dry patches from occurring.
Evenings or early morning are the best times to water. If your lawn is based on sandy soils be aware that water is drained quicker, therefore requires heavy watering more often.
How to water your lawn:
Recycled or rain water.
If your lawn does develop brown patches don’t worry, it will improve once the rain returns. Natural weather conditions WILL be enough for the lawn to recover.
Increase drought resistance:
Use our lawn care programme of treatments including Core Aeration and Machine Scarification.
Always cut your lawn on a higher lawnmower setting. Cutting the lawn too short especially during drought conditions is not recommended.
Lawn based on sandy soils will drained quicker, therefore it always requires heavy watering more often.