You Might Be Killing Your Lawn And There’s Only One Way To Save It
Growing up, many people often spend every second of every summer out in their yard and the yards of their friends. They’d work up quite a sweat and quite a thirst, running around with the neighborhood kids, and would always return home smiling, dirty, and dying of thirst.
Spending so much time in the summer sun means that you have to hydrate accordingly. Otherwise, you risk enduring several short and long-term consequences to your health and well-being. The same is true of the lawns we would play in. Much like the kids tumbling through its blades of green, the yard would work up quite a thirst as it baked in the summer sun. So while it may be a little more important to give your kids water this summer, it’s also essential that you add the same meticulous watering to your regular turf care regimen.
A good rule of thumb when it comes to watering your yard is to provide your lawn with about 1 to 1.5 inches of water a week. This includes both manual watering and rainfall, so be sure to pay attention during periods of drought or downpour and adjust your practices accordingly. One way to gauge how well you’re watering your lawn is to probe the soil with a screwdriver or knife. Is the earth around your grass clumpy and moist or powdery and dry? In the battle against heat and dryness, information is everything, so be sure to tend to your yard regularly and try to analyze its condition as best as you can.
But all of this ignores one thing that, to many, is perhaps the most important consideration when it comes to watering your lawn. That being our want to try and conserve water, for environmental and financial reasons, while still keeping our yards fresh and healthy. How can we bake our cake and eat it too? How can we do our part not to use water unnecessarily while still maintaining the vibrant yard of our dreams? Again, it’s all about information.
Before watering your lawn, there are several variables you’ll want to consider in order to put together a proper game plan. For example; what type of grass do you have? This is one of the most important and often overlooked questions in turf care. Many people don’t know what kind of grass they have and don’t care to find out. Different types of grass require different levels of watering, and knowing what you’re working with can help you water more frugally. What’s more, knowing your soil type and regional conditions can help you water effectively and minimally. Different kinds of soil retain water differently, and different regional climates provide different conditions that you’ll need to factor into your watering schedule.
Of course, the best thing you can do for your lawn, and your pocket book, is to call your landscaping experts at O’Neill Landscape Group. We are the premier professionals in the area and are dedicated to crafting a comprehensive plan to care for your lawn on all ends.
No other landscaping service is as committed to providing inclusive and affordable care for your yard, and no one else will get the job done right the first time, every time.