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How and when to water the lawn

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Question: How and when to water the lawn

hi I would like to know if it is right to water the lawn every evening in periods of strong heat: otherwise how to do it? I would like some advice, thanks for your kind help.


Answer: How and when to water the lawn

Dear Erminio,

the turf is made up of many small perennials, which grow nearby; a healthy and luxuriant lawn has beautiful deep roots, which are able to withstand the summer heat, when they drop well below the surface. If the watering is provided in a inconsistent and very often way, the water stops on the surface, forcing the root system of the small plants to develop higher, thus suffering from external climatic changes (summer and winter), and this does not it's good. So in general it is advisable to water the lawn so that at the end of the watering the soil is well wet in depth; in addition to this, between two waterings, the soil should have enough time to dry completely, to avoid harmful water stagnations. So, in general, expect at least a full day between two waterings provided in July; but it is clear that there are many variables: in case of thunderstorms, it would be advisable to "skip" a watering; in case of very intense heat it may be necessary to water both in the morning and in the evening. It really depends on the outside temperature and the exposure of your lawn. The fundamental thing is that when you water, you do it for a good period of time, so that the water enters the soil for at least 20-30 cm.

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