Watering your lawn

Mad About Lawns

Watering your lawn

Watering your lawn is an essential part of keeping it healthy and lush, but it’s important to do it at the right time to avoid problems like a disease. In the hot summer months, the best time to water your lawn is early in the morning, before the sun comes up. This is because the cooler temperatures and higher humidity in the morning will help the water to penetrate the soil and reach the roots of the grass. Additionally, watering in the morning will allow the grass to dry off before evening, reducing the risk of disease.

However, watering your lawn in the middle of the day or in the evening is not recommended. During the hottest part of the day, the water will evaporate quickly, meaning that it won’t be able to penetrate the soil and reach the roots. Additionally, watering in the evening can lead to the growth of mould and mildew on the grass, which can cause disease.

Another important factor to consider when watering your lawn is how much water to use. Over-watering can be just as bad as under-watering, as it can lead to shallow root growth and make the grass more susceptible to disease. A general rule of thumb is to apply about 1 inch of water per week, either through rainfall or irrigation. This can be measured by placing a straight-sided container, like a tuna can, on your lawn and measuring the amount of water in it after a watering session.

It’s also important to note that different types of grass have different watering needs. For example, Brown Top Bents and Creeping Red Fescue grass can go longer periods without water and are more drought tolerant, while Ryegrass will need more frequent watering.



watering your lawn at the right time is essential to keep it healthy and lush. The best time to water is early in the morning, before the sun comes up, and avoid watering in the middle of the day or evening. The amount of water needed is 1 inch per week and different types of grass have different watering needs. Be mindful of this when watering your lawn in the hot summer months to prevent the risk of disease.

You should water your lawn deeply once a week.
Always try and water your lawn in the summer or when we didn’t get much rain for a long period of time.
The grass is made up of 85% water, so every time you cut the grass, you are removing water.

Water when the lawn tells you to. The signs to look for when the lawn is starting to gasp a little are; a change in colour of the lawn as it often takes on a bluey tinge as moisture levels become low and the lawn then turns brown. Water deeply each time you water. You must avoid having wet grass at night as this promotes disease, therefore water before the heat of the day so that the lawn has time to dry before nightfall.