From the Web
This section is a list of resources we've found valuable from around the web. Many of them have gone missing and our hope is to preserve many of these great resources for our visitors! In the case of resources that are now no longer available, we have made sure to credit the original source. Be sure to visit those sites for further information.
*Note: The original version of this article was found at http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/highlights/homegarden/lawn.html which is no longer active. Our hope is to preserve these great guidelines.
Guidelines for Water Use on Lawns and Gardens
- Watering your lawn a single time deeply is more beneficial than several light waterings. This method encourages deep root growth.
- In general, lawns need about 1-2" of water a week. When temperatures rise, it's wise to water an inch or so every 3-4 days.
- Many people use an old tuna or catfood can to track the amount of water dispersed. When the can fills, it's time to turn off that water.
Know Your Soil
The following information will help you understand your soil and know what it needs.