We all need to know the BEST way to water our lawns and plants.
Two of the biggest questions I get asked are how many minutes do I need to water and how often?
I will tell you how much and how often AFTER I give you the reason behind my response.
We live in an area with clay soil; clay soil does not absorb quickly. To get the water to penetrate the clay soil, you need to water using 3 start times, in short increments.
HOW MANY MINUTES DO I NEED TO WATER?
About 12 minutes per day.
But to water for a 12 total minutes, set your clock as follows:
1. Start time 2:00 am - 4 minutes watering on spray zones; 8 minutes on rotors; 8 minutes on drip zones
2. Start time 4:00 am - 4 minutes watering on spray zones; 8 minutes on rotors; 8 minutes on drip zones
3. Start time 6:00 am - 4 minutes watering on spray zones; 8 minutes on rotors; 8 minutes on drip zones
Waiting about 2 hours between each watering cycle, enables the water to penetrate the clay soil better.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO WATER MY LAWN
Water 3 days a week in the summer, on average.
If we get a streak of 100-degree days, increase watering to 4 days a week.
Watering twice a week in the cooler months, is fine.
What time of day?
We suggest watering early morning.