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Watering for a Healthier Lawn

 

Avoid watering at night, which increases the risk for disease and fungus.

Watering for a Healthier Lawn

It takes an amazingly short amount of time before a lawn is saturated – in clay soil it can be as little as three minutes. The excess water simply runs off.  Cycle and Soak is a method of watering proven to be the most efficient way to water a lawn.
For example, instead of watering all at once, the Cycle and Soak method is setting your system to water shorter amounts of time, more often.

Cycle and Soak Method

Example for fill sun, clay soil:

  • 3-4 minutes each watering zone, using MP Rotator nozzles
  • 8 times a day on a two-day-per-week water restriction (for clay soil)
  • 30-60 minutes between each watering cycle

It’s important to take into consideration slope, sun exposure, and soil type before you determine watering times. Always avoid watering at night, which increases the risk for disease and fungus. Also avoid watering in the heat of the day, which causes increased evaporation and increased water waste. In addition, Cycle and Soak encourages lawn roots to grow deeper, tapping into water that already sits well below the surface.

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