Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Watering your lawn

Water is essential to all life....too little water and we die, too much and we drown. The same is true for the grass in our lawns.  The fact is, more lawns are damaged or destroyed by over-watering than by not watering enough.  Proper watering from the beginning will have an impact on how well the lawn continues to flourish for years to come.

That said - it is best not to water your lawn when the rain is coming down like cats and dogs!


  1. Constant watering will cause the roots to stay close to the surface. Deeper roots create a healthy plant that is more capable of withstanding stress. During the summer months mowing your lawn higher allows the plant to require less water. Rule of thumb is the roots will be as deep as the plant is tall.

  2. Now is the time to Fertilize your lawn "Step 1" which helps your lawn green up and prevent crabgrass from germinating. This should be done before the yellow blossoms fall off the Forsythia bushes.