The past weekend we experienced was the perfect weather for gardening and the best time for you to mow and water your lawn.
The watering of lawns is a controversial subject within the gardening community. Each gardener will have their owned prefered techniques and methods when it comes to watering their lawn.
Some will say you shouldn’t water your lawn and others say you should. So who do you believe?
The Case For Not Watering Your Garden
Watering your lawn isn’t required. Researchers have shown that it isn’t a necessity to water your lawn. The grass is different from any other type of plant and will enter a dormant state when there is no moisture. The plant will resume growth when water becomes available.
There are no 2 lawns alike, all have varying properties and different needs. Most lawns here in the UK will survive through long periods without water. Perhaps up to months. The lawn may start to lose its colour but usually, the lawn will not be affecting.
Our advice would be to keep your eye open for any drastic change in your lawn. If your lawn is looking a little worse for ware then we would suggest you speak to a professional gardener.
The Case For Watering Your Lawn
There are plenty of reasons why you should water your lawn. If you like to keep a good surface area for playing games or for young children to play then we would advise watering your lawn regularly.
We would always advise you to water your lawn in the morning and never at night. If you do not have time to water your lawn in the mornings when we would advise you to invest in a sprinkler system.
Of course, sometime it may not be beneficial to water your lawn. In cases of a drought, or reservoirs are not being replenished, then it may do more harm than good.
How Often Should You Water Your Lawn?
We would always recommend watering your lawn when it tells you too. You should not water your lawn according to some online plan. There are various factors you need to take into account.
Your soil type, grass type, exposure to the sun and winds are just a few varying factors to take into account. Some lawns will need to be watered once per week and other can go a whole month before watering. There is not one rule for everyone.