How Water Helps You Maintain A Great Lawn?
Homeowners often ask, “Why do I need to water the lawn, since it just rained?”
The answer is that rain, alone, is only one-way lawns receive the necessary amount of moisture required for healthy growth.
In general, lawns need about one to one and a half inches of moisture per week, throughout the growing season. It does not matter how the moisture is provided but, lawns watered more evenly, over two to three waterings per week, are better able to take up and utilize the moisture over time.
Since most of the water runs off, a weekly downpour is not really the best way to deliver moisture to the lawn. So, a good rule of thumb is to water the lawn several times per week, in lieu of any rain that may do the job naturally.
What about watering a new seeding? The best way to ensure a strong, successful new seeding result is to simply keep the seedbed damp. Watering deeper than a half-inch into the soil does not help. The idea is to maintain moisture around the new seed, making it available as the seedlings germinate.
What about watering the lawn after a lawn application? Is it necessary? And, what if it rains, is my application ruined? First, on our ExperiGreen program, while watering or moderate rain will speed the lawns response to our applications, you do NOT need to water in the material, liquid or dry.
In addition, the effectiveness of a liquid weed control treatment will NOT be ruined by a light rain. Only when a hard rain washes the materials completely off weed foliage, will the application be impacted. Should that occur, we are happy to re-treat the weeds.
As a valued ExperiGreen customer, we want you to know that, if you are concerned about rain impacting a weed control application and no results are seen for 7-10 days, give us a call and we will re-treat at no cost to you. Granular applications, of course, are only enhanced by rainfall.
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