We all know our lawns need water. But “how much”, “how often” and “when” are the questions. Turf expert Dr. Trey Rogers explains that early morning is the best time to water (between 4am and 9am) because the rising sun will dry off grass leaves. This is important because keeping the leaves wet overnight increases the risk of turf diseases.
As far as volume, Rogers recommends one inch of water per week whether from rainfall or irrigation. An ordinary rain gauge will work for measuring rainfall, but for irrigation you can create your own gauge. Set out several small containers on the lawn (tuna can size is ideal) and let the sprinklers run for 30 minutes. Measure the depth of water in the container, multiply by two and you know how much water your irrigation system delivers in an hour.
Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.
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