Lawn Care Acworth Ga

Watering Tips / Identifying Drought Stress

An important aspect of lawn care in acworth ga is making sure the lawn gets enough water throughout the year to maximize the results you will get from our lawn care program.  Its now mid may and after all the rain we have gotten earlier in the year (which at times was to much), we have once again hit a little dry spell.   In absence of rain we recomend atleast 1 inch of watering per week at the minimum to keep things healthy and protect the lawn against drought stress.  This one inch of watering per week may not be enough to get it looking really lush and green, but it will help out very much with the overall health of the lawn and protection from drought stress.

How to Identify Drought Stress in your lawn in Acworth Ga

  • The lawn has  a grayish / bluish color and has that dry look
  • Foot prints stay in the grass after you walk across it
  • Take a screwdriver and try to push it into the ground in various areas. if your having a hard time getting it into the ground, then you need more water.Lawn Care Acworth Ga

How often to Water your lawn in acworth ga

One longer watering per week is better than short waterings spaced out through the week.  short waterings promote a shallow root system and can make the lawn more susceptible to problems later on.  Deep watering is recommend to promote a deeper root system.

How much water at one time?

1 inch of water per watering per week is pretty standard in most cases, however more could be needed based on your location, grass type and time of year.  Using a rain gauge or can to collect and measure the water during irrigation is a good way to determine how much water your irrigation system is putting out in a set amount of time..  If you collect a 1/2 inch of water in 30 minutes then you know you need to water your lawn an hour to get down that one inch of water.

 

Watering Tips

  • Water in the early morning hours only.  The lawn may not get enough benefit out of a mid day watering, and besides…  watering mid day or in the evening can cause the lawn to stay damp over night which can make the lawn more susceptible to disease issues
  • Longer Infrequent waterings are better than short frequent waterings. You want to promote a deep healthy root system
  • Use a Rain Gauge.  You should also consider the amount of rain we get in a week when planning your watering schedule.  Keeping a rain gauge in the yard and checking periodically can help adjust your watering schedule to fit the needs of your turfgrass.
  • Avoid overwatering.  to much water can essentially drown the lawn.

 

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