Watering is an individual choice. Turfgrass in our area naturally go dormant during the hot summer months. If you choose to water, start watering BEFORE the lawn begins to show signs of drought stress and continue to water throughout the season. Depending on weather conditions lawns need between 1 to 1 1/2 inches of water per week. The best way to accomplish this is to water early in the morning 2 to 3 times per week.
If you choose not to water, the lawn will go dormant and will bounce back after the rains return. It is important to continue to fertilize, and We will continue to fertilize as usual. What does this mean? Well, when the lawn does begin to grow again the nutrients will be there for the grass plants to take advantage of. It is also important that we keep an eye on the lawn. Often times insect or disease problems can be mistaken for drought stress. We’ll be there to keep this possibility to a minimum.