Watering an established lawn every day, or even every other day when temperatures aren’t excessively high is the definition of over watering.
- It is encouraged not to water in the spring until temperatures are consistently above 75 degrees for optimum plant health, establishing deep roots, and conserving water.
- Watering should be done in the early morning when it is wet from dew, the air is cooler and there’s less evaporation. Do not water in the evening. Water can cling to the blades of grass overnight, which can cause lawn diseases such as dollar spot.
- Water deeply and infrequently to encourage the roots of your turf to grow deeper and stronger. Infrequent waterings that soak a good six inches into the soil will help your grass be healthier. The denser root system will make your grass less negatively affected to periods of drought. A deeper/denser root system offers the benefit of discouraging competition from weeds.
**additional information can be found at this link – https://water.unl.edu/landscapewater/tentips