We already know that irrigation is a very important process for a healthy lawn, but how often do you need to water it? How much water does your lawn needs to develop strong and vigorous roots? And what can you do to reduce the amount of water needed to keep your grass green?
For the summer months, irrigation must be done daily or even twice a day (morning and evening), and the duration can increase to 20 minutes if the weather is very hot. Obviously, this can mean significant water consumption. To save money, first make sure you do not over-water the lawn. You must not see water pooling on its surface, otherwise it means that you have used too much. Weather conditions also influence irrigation. After a good rain, the lawn should not be watered that day.
Another solution is to plant tall vegetation in the yard, to provide shade; lawn areas situated in the sun require more water than areas in the shade. You can also let the grass grow a little higher, to retain the moisture for a longer time and supply it with a good amount of compost for lawn during the growing season.
Last but not least, choose lawn seeds that are characterized by a very good tolerance to heat and drought, such as Festuca arundinacea.