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Watering Grass

By July 27, 2010

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One factor in maintaining lawn health is the height at which you cut grass, as Steve Jones points out. But how you go about watering grass is also important: "To keep the lawn green requires about 1 inch of rain or irrigation per week," writes the Plant Man. Sprinklers used on home lawns "usually deliver from one-quarter to one-third inch per hour." Therefore, watering grass for 4 hours in the course of the week may be necessary in some cases. Read more tips on watering grass and summertime lawn care in this article.


September 28, 2007 at 3:48 pm
(1) Jack Tennier says:

A rep for the largest Canadian fertilizer company suggested that because I have a huge maple tree on my front lawn (facing east but exposed to the south)which sucks up water I lay down I may want to deviate from normal practice and water more frequently (daily perhaps)to ensure the grass (there are several feet of sand underneath)receives sufficint water.

What do you think?

Jack Tennier

October 2, 2007 at 1:44 pm
(2) landscaping says:

Yeah, growing grass under trees is definitely a problem, due in part to the difficulty you mention. More water may be the solution. But you may also end up deciding, at some point, that it’s just easier to mulch under the tree.

July 27, 2010 at 1:00 pm
(3) PJ@Garden Accents | Outdoor and Garden Decorations says:

I take much pride of my lawn and put a lot of care in it. So I fertilize it on a regular basis and I make sure to water it enough.
Here in SE Texas it is very hot and can be dry for several weeks and before you know it your lawn starts dying and the nice green turns into an ugly yellow/brown tone.
It also is important to keep the lawn cut to a certain height, not too short and not too high either. But this also depends the location. I have seen a lot of yards around here people cutting their lawn too short, just to save on time what they might have to mow it again sooner than if it was cut much shorter. And then those people look all surprised if with the heat around here their lawn starts looking bad.

July 28, 2010 at 5:04 am
(4) Paradise Views Landscaping says:

As a professional Toronto Landscaping company we are very sensitive to how and when we water.

One of the most important steps we take in Toronto to assure our landscaping customer of a outstanding lawn is.

Don’t cut your grass too short.
Don’t over water.
Don’t forget to make a set schedule and keep to it for watering and fertilizing.

Most landscaping companies will not educate their customers on how to keep their lawns green and lush,
we do.

Also did you know that if you have a female dog their urine can make burnt patches?

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August 25, 2010 at 4:22 pm
(5) tom says:

good day
living here in Southern Calif.I laid down some few mos. back. marathon 2 my Question 1) could I cut it down more then 1 inch ?
thanks for your time

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