How Often Should You be Watering Your Lawn?

How often should you be watering your lawn? As Floridians, each year we prepare ourselves for the Summer afternoon showers. Many unknowingly believe these showers provide enough water for their lawns. This belief can prove unwise, and could potentially be the root cause to one of the most common lawn issues. You see what I did there? 😉

Avoid Lawn Stress by Following These Simple Tips:

  • Water your lawn in the early morning hours. This allows for the water to be absorbed before it is evaporated by the intense Florida heat.
  • Regularly check your irrigation to ensure that it is providing even coverage and run time is long enough. To guarantee you are running your system long enough, try the “tuna can” sprinkler trick.
  • Water at least 2 times per week, depending on duration of afternoon showers. If showers last 15 minutes, lawn will still need watering. If showers persist for an hour or longer, lawn should not require further watering.  
  • Each lawn is unique, so let it speak to you regarding its needs. Be on the lookout for folding grass blades and color getting pale. If either of these occur, it could mean that your lawn is stressed and not getting enough water.   
Irrigation sprinkler system watering lawn

You Can Have a Healthy Maintained Lawn Year-Round!

Proper watering is an important element in lawn maintenance. However, there are many other factors that play a role in the health of your lawn. RH Miller Pest Services is standing by ready to give your yard the additional boost that it needs! We have been immersed in Central Florida in areas such as Sanford, Lake Mary, Apopka, and Orlando, for over a quarter of a century. Our experts are committed to getting results for your lawn. As with all of our services, our process starts with a free estimate. Contact us today at 321-316-3971, to schedule a date and time for one of our experienced technicians to stop by. We look forward to hearing from you.


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