What is the best way to water my lawn?

Water lawns deeply and infrequently. Apply about 1 to 1 1/2 inches each time, per application, depending on your environment.

Water consistently. If your area experiences drought, turn the sprinklers on before the grass turns brown. Trying to revive a dried-out, brown lawn depletes energy reserves and stresses the plant.

Water early in the day, if possible. Watering in the heat of the day causes water to evaporate rather than hydrating your lawn. Evening watering tends to encourage disease and insects because the ground stays damp all night.

Water during winter. During winter drought, when soil isn't frozen, water every two or three weeks for about 20 minutes to offset dry conditions and the drying effects of winter winds. Watering usually is necessary where winters are mild and not so much in regions with plenty of rainfall or snow.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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