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How Often Should You Water Grass

Watering grass can help keep it healthy and green. But how often should you do it?

 It depends on the temperature, humidity, soil type, and slope of your lawn. In warm, sunny conditions with sandy or loamy soil, grass may need as many as 2-3 inches of water per week. If conditions are cooler or shadier, less water is necessary.

 In general, established grass should get at least an inch of water once a week to make sure it has enough hydration while also avoiding over-watering. Avoid frequent light watering; instead, opt for longer irrigation sessions where you soak the entire lawn to a depth of 6 inches once or twice a week.

 Certain varieties, like Bermuda grass and St. Augustine, require more frequent watering than others, like fescue and rye grasses which require less frequent watering to remain in good condition. Determining what type of grass you have can help inform how often you need to be irrigating it.

 Lastly, don’t forget to check if nature provides your lawn with enough rain before manually giving it an extra drink. Overwatering not only wastes time and money; it increases the risk of disease due to humid conditions in which fungi thrive. So pay attention to weather patterns in your area when deciding whether or not your lawn needs a supplemental dose of H2O!

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