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Efficient Lawn Watering


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.




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