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Does Shorter Grass Need More Water

Green grass can be a beautiful addition to any yard. But getting it to stay that way often requires watering. But does shorter grass need more water?

The answer is yes, and no. Shorter grass requires more frequent watering, due to its higher surface area exposure to the sun and other external elements. Longer blades of grass tend to stay cooler for longer periods of time, and don’t require as much water as shorter blades do.

On the other hand, some studies have shown that taller grass tends to lose more moisture than shorter grass and therefore requires more water in order to sustain its health. Therefore shorter lawns may require less overall water but need far more frequent watered than their taller counterparts.

Regardless of height though, one must also consider weather conditions when determining how much water should be applied daily or weekly. For example, during hot summer months, deeper watering will produce better results in terms of growth and sustainability than shallow watering every day which may result in drought stress on the grassroots. 

In general, the key is understanding your lawn’s needs based on factors such as soil type, turf variety(warm/cool season lawns), mowing height, temperature, and amount of rain received. With these considerations taken into account, you’ll be able to determine if you should aim towards lower mower heights and then adjust your watering schedule accordingly for optimal performance from your yard.

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