Mistakes homeowners make when watering lawns

March 28, 2019

We all need green, beautiful and attractive lawns in our homesteads, but when it comes to watering our lawns properly, we make many mistakes. The problem with many homeowners is that they water their lawns too often, at wrong the times and in the wrong ways. Proper watering nourishes our lawns, just like proper consumption of water nourishes our bodies.

Here are some mistakes homeowners make when watering their lawns;

  • Overwatering your lawns

Your lawn does not need to be watered daily. Giving your lawn too much water will kill it. Many homeowners drench their lawns with water daily and that is not a wise move. Overwatering can leave your grass with fungus, insects and other diseases. Watering your lawn twice a week is sufficient and healthy, and this helps the water make deep inroads into the soil. This encourages the roots to grow deeper and gives your lawn healthier roots systems. Monitoring the way you water your lawn will not only bring about a lush and green look, but also help it stay resilient to weather extremes like hot seasons and heavy rains.

  • Using the wrong sprinklers

    The most important part of lawn maintenance is making sure that grass is watered properly using the right type of sprinklers. The kind of sprinklers you use to water your lawns will determine how healthy and beautiful your lawns will come out. It is good to have built-in sprinklers and put them on autopilot, which will allow you to install a water monitor to prevent the sprinkler from watering during rainy seasons and when the soil is moist. Your lawns can experience uneven watering if the sprinkler heads have incorrect heights. Always adjust your sprinklers heads to the height of your lawns. If your lawn is mature enough, you can use pulsating sprinklers because they shoot out water horizontally, therefore less vulnerable to wind and evaporation. This enables deep penetration of water into the soil.

  • Watering your lawn in the hot sun

    Watering your lawn early in the morning when it is cool, generally from 4 am to 9 am, is more convenient to avoid the evaporation of water. Watering your lawn in the hot sun is a huge waste of water and is ineffective and unhealthy to your lawn. When you water your lawn in the middle of the day when the sun is burning, water will not penetrate into the soil for the roots to absorb it. Ideally, deep saturating watering is what we are after to keep the soil moist.

  • Failing to mulch

Mulching cools down the soil, reduces water runoff and keeps the soil moist. Mulch helps in water conservation and this becomes cost-effective when your water bills come around.

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