Can you believe we are in the middle of summer? Have you taken a look at your lawn to see how it’s performing? Now is a great time to assess your lawn and any landscaping changes you need to make before fall hits. One of the most common issues homeowners have with their landscaping is issues with watering. This is why it is important to stick with a watering schedule and learn watering tips so you do not over or under water your lawn. Learn more about tips for watering your lawn, signs that you are using too much or too little water, and reasons to use a Denver landscaping company to enhance your lawn.
Tips for Watering Your Lawn
Watering your lawn is extremely important to keep it healthy and green.
The best time to water your lawn in the mornings is no later than 10 a.m. because the water has the most time to soak up in the grass. When done later in the day or in the evening, it does not soak up as well and can often create the growth of fungus.
When it comes to the amount of water, you do not want to use too much or too little. Typically, you can water your grass a couple times a week to give it about one to one and a half inches of water.
It is also necessary to factor in rainwater totals. You will want to monitor using the signs below to see if you are watering too much or too little and modify your amount accordingly. If your lawn is primarily in the shade, you can actually water it even less, which should also help you to save on your water bill. For more information learn tips for watering your lawn the right way.
Signs of Overwatering
When it comes to finding the right amount of water for your lawn, it is crucial that you know the signs of over and under watering. If you give your lawn too much water, you will notice the overall feel of the grass and soil under will be squishy.
In addition, you may notice fungus growing because of the excess moisture on the grass blades. Over watering also promotes the growth of weeds and will bring in additional unwanted insects.
Signs of Underwatering
Signs that you are not giving your lawn enough water is a little easier to see. You will notice brown and yellow patches within your yard with grass blades that are brown and dying. Learn more about signs your lawn is not getting enough water by reading more about dry patches in your mid-summer Denver landscaping.
Using a Landscaping Service
As you work to make your lawn and landscaping the best it can be, consider using a local arborist to help. When taking advantage of their services, you can be sure that your lawn is getting enough water, and has a boost of curb appeal. (This also increases the overall value of your home—bonus!) If your lawn is struggling, fall is another great time to lay down sod. This is something your arborist and landscaper can review with you.
To help you with all of your landscaping needs, American Arbor Care is here to help. With over 20 years of experience, we will ensure your lawn and trees are in their best shape. See the latest American Arbor Care special offers and call us today at 303-639-8584 to see how we can help you.