Ever Wonder How Much to Water?

One of the first things people notice when pulling up to your home is its curb appeal. What does your grass and landscaping look like when people visit? When your guests arrive, do they see pruned landscaping and green grass or an unkempt mess? If you want to make sure the views of your front lawn really impress, check out these handy watering tips to achieve a lush, lovely lawn this summer (and beyond).

Here are some watering suggestions so your lawn looks luscious!

  • Water between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. to avoid any evaporation due to the summer heat. It also helps when avoiding certain turf diseases.
  • If it’s windy, avoid watering.
  • If it’s extremely hot, as in the mid-day summer heat, avoid watering.
  • -Water your lawn longer and less frequently to promote stronger roots. Soak it without allowing puddles to form or run-off.

Use the general guidelines listed here to determine how much water (and even rain) your lawn needs weekly during the dog days of summer. As always, you can also consult with one of the experts at a Joe’s Market Basket near you for watering tips all summer long!

Grass: Kept Green & Growing: May Brown but Won't Die:
Tall Fescue 0.8 inches

0.5 inches

Zoysia or Burmuda 0.5 inches

0.2 inches

Kentucky Bluegrass 1.2 inches 0.7 inches

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