Knowing the Best Time to Water is key to a Healthy Lawn and Saving Money

Knowing the Best Time to Water is key to a Healthy Lawn and Saving Money

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The age-old argument of when is the best time to water your lawn has been raging for years. Some people will say evenings, some will say mornings, and occasionally you’ll see sprinklers going full stream mid-day. As the daily temperatures start to climb, it’s important to know when to water.  Luckily Judson Irrigation has the answer to maximize your watering efforts.

The answer, water between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m.—before the sun is up, winds are calm and temperatures are cool. Midday watering tends to be less efficient because of water loss due to evaporation and windy conditions during the day. Watering in the evening isn’t a good idea either because the lawn will remain wet before nighttime temperatures begin to drop—an open invitation for fungus to grow. By watering in the early morning, you give the lawn a chance to dry out during the day.

Adjust your irrigation system to early morning waterings as the seasons and weather change. Judson Irrigation can also install a shut-off device that automatically detects rain or moisture. These devices let you take advantage of nature’s free watering service.

Have questions about watering times or irrigation? Call us today to learn more.

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