It's time to start watering your lawn

Author: Stefan Palm   Date Posted: 1 December 2016 

It’s been a long and wet winter this year in anyone’s book. We’ve seen wild storms, huge rain evens and what seemed like endless days of water from the skies. I know I’ve spent many an evening this winter scratching my chin trying to figure out how to divert water away from my house and yard to prevent flooding so naturally, watering my garden is not front of mind at the moment. Given all that winter rain, it’s also interesting to note that there hasn’t been any significant rain in the last three weeks and the people in the know at the bureau aren’t predicting any significant rain events any time soon. That reduction in rain combined with unseasonably high winds is causing soils to dry out – fast!

That means that lawns are starting to show signs of water stress so while this may come across as counter intuitive, it’s time to start watering your lawn and garden. Before the hot weather really starts, take a moment to check over your irrigation system for leaks and damage so that it will work when you need it to. Similarly, if you have one, switch your water controller on and check the program.

My advice is to start routinely watering your lawn from here on in. As a general guide, if we don’t see more than 5mm of rain during the week, you might need to consider watering your lawn to make sure it stays nice and green for Christmas.

Comments (1)

Time of watering

By: on 14 November 2017
I have Kings Pride, now 2 months since laying, growing well. Had one cut How often should I water it and for how long Thanks

Paul Munns Instant Lawn Response

Good question. The frequency and length of watering for your buffalo will depend on a few things, including:

  • How much sun or shade you have
  • What type of watering system you are using
  • What soil type you have
  • How level the site is (runoff)

In general terms, with a young lawn like yours, you should be working towards watering less frequently but for longer periods. I would say that a good amount would be twice a week for around 30 minutes at a time however its probably worth a phone call to us on 8298 0555 to talk over the details.

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