Find out why the "cycle and soak" method is the best for using water the most efficiently for a healthy lawn this summer.
Quick Facts on Lawn Watering
- Lawns in Colorado may require as much as 1 to 1-1/2 inches of water per week from irrigation or rainfall during summer to remain green and actively growing.
- During extended periods of summer drought, dormant lawns (browned-out leaves) containing Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue or perennial ryegrass should receive 1-1/2 inches of irrigation every two weeks to maintain hydrated grass crowns and allow for full lawn recovery when more favorable moisture and temperature return in the fall.
- Deeper roots draw moisture from a larger volume of soil and thus require less supplemental irrigation.
- Taller grass has deeper roots and a lower tendency to wilt.
- Taller grass provides shading of the soil surface and reduces lethal temperatures near the base of grass plants.
- Lawns mowed weekly at a taller mowing height are less likely to be scalped. Scalped lawns lose density and have shallow root systems
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