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Watering? How much?

Posted on: June 11th 2014

One of the big questions that pops up this time of year is, “How much should i be watering”.  We are getting to the point where mother nature will not provide enough rain to keep your trees, shrubs and lawn healthy.  Watering can be tricky, because not everyone has an irrigation system that they can rely on to put the right amount of water down during drought season.  So, paying attention to the signs of drought in your lawn and getting water to it when it needs it, not when it is too late.  Home owners should be prepared to start watering in April.  Days are longer and the sun is usually showing its face for more than just 1 or 2 days in a row.  Once your area has its first stretch of 4 or 5 dry days with average temps of 60 degrees or more, you should be starting your watering routine.  Most yard will stay healthy with 2 or 3 watering’s a week for 30 – 40 minutes at each time.  Now remember all lawns are different, but they all need at least 1 inch of water a week to grow and 1 inch of water a month to live.

Lots of people try to save money by not watering in the summer.  Yes watering can be expensive but so is re-landscaping your yard.  Conserving water is understandable but make sure you give your plants and lawn enough for them to make it through the drought season otherwise you will be spending all that money replacing your plants every spring.

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