When should I water my lawn?
Water your lawns in the early morning before 10am. Particularly with lawns this is the best time to water as night watering can increase the amount of leaf wetness which causes fungal problems in all lawn types. However, common sense must prevail, if you can't water in the morning of cause water at night.
How much water should I apply?
Give your lawn longer, deeply penetrating watering that wets the soil to a considerable depth, this encourages deep rooting and results in a more vigorous, higher quality turf. To see how deep you have watered use a shovel to slice down the soil, you won’t need to do this once you get the hang of watering.
How often should I water?
Short frequent waterings throughout hot weather will cause shallow rooting of the lawn. This leads to poor access to water and nutrients which makes the lawn more susceptible to weed invasion, fungal diseases and pest damage. It is best to water 1-3 times a week dependent on grass type and location.
What should I do if water is pooling or running off?
Your lawn is likely suffering from hydrophobicity where an organic layer forms around your soil making it impossible to wet, this can be resolved by applying a wetting agent like Munns Professional Smart Wetter.
Is greywater safe to use on the lawn?
Yes greywater is better used on your lawn than other plants as it is not as sensitive to some of the nasties in greywater. For best results though it is best to treat your water with a biocide like Yates Greywater Fertiliser to kill bacteria.
How can I reduce my water usage on my lawn?
There are many ways to save on water usage on your lawn.
Does my new lawn require more watering?
A newly planted lawn will take up to 12 months before it has established a deep enough root system to achieve its maximum drought tolerance. Therefore, your lawn will require more watering during its first summer to enable it to develop to the fullest drought tolerant potential.
How often should I water lawn seed during germination?
The amount of water required depends on:
• Soil type
Keeping the top 5cm moist at all times is the best way to achieve good germination. This generally requires 4 waterings per day if no rain, with a fine hose attachment so you don't wash the seed away or into clumps, keeping the top 2cm moist at all times.