Everyone wants green grass. Let’s face it, we don’t break our backs for a BROWN lawn! How do you get that lush, beautiful green color? Providing you feed your lawn with a good quality fertilizer, you need to water it also… How much? Well, there are a few factors that figure into the equation…If you have any questions as to lawn care in Massachusetts, you should call ‘AllGreen Lawn Care’. Located in eastern MA, they have been in business for over 15 years, providing the greater Boston Area with fantastic lawns, landscape and pest control. They are the fertilization experts!
First, make sure there aren’t water restrictions in your community. Due to drought, many communities have regulated water usage for lawns. It may be certain, hours, days of the week, or frequency, but abide by the laws. Getting a rain barrel is a really good idea, as it not only conserves water, so you can water gardens and landscapes, but collecting this rain water reduces the amount of runoff that may pick up garbage, oil, fertilizers pesticides or other pollutants. Second, water your grass only when it is needed. Water conservation isn’t the only reason, over watering can be just as detrimental as under watering, as it promotes fungus and disease. Most people do not know they are overwatering. Many types of grass have a range for water requirements. Factors such as temperature, humidity, and wind can have dramatic effects on how often you need to water your lawn. Watering your lawn only when it needs it promotes deeper root growth, but keep in mind, you have to water it enough to reach the root zone each time you water. For an approximation, if you have a bluegrass lawn, each watering should moisten the soil to 6-8 inches, while for most other grasses, the water should penetrate 8-12 inches.
Next, timing is crucial. Always water your lawn in the early morning. Watering between the hours of 4 am and 9 am provide the most benefit to your lawn, as there is the least amount of evaporation. On a windy, hot day, the amount of water that never makes it to your grass can be quite substantial.
Lastly, water problem areas by hand. A south facing slope, for instance, may need special attention. A ‘hot spot’ (a place that gets no shade) can often be a problem. Water this area by hand, as it requires more water. If you have any questions, check out ‘AllGreen Lawn Care’, there, you can get all the info you need to keep your lawn green and lush…