At the core of your entire lawn care and garden care is the fundamental aspect of watering. Water too little and you wills ee your carefully placed plants die out, water too much and you may hinder their growth and see some of the statement. Ultimately, it comes down to a fine balance for which you need education and expert advice. While we will provide some general estimates for you to use to calculate what it is you need for your lawn, it is important to take a few factors into account. These variables may skew your experience and make our calculations not as accurate:
Types of Grass
While many types of standard suburban grass consumes the same amount of water, there are some types used in more arid climates that are especially robust and can be watered much less. The best example of this is crabgrass, which is used most popularly in Florida and in other dry parts of the country. This is the same reason why it’s so popular: it doesn’t need much water. Especially in those regions, obtaining water can become quite expensive and grass that needs a lot of it is a hassle to maintain. Thus, stronger, rougher, and less water-dependent species such as crabgrass are used extremely often.
The temperature of both your season and the climate in which you live is also a very important variable. Hotter months will often mean drier ones, both causing especially large strain on your grass. However this is not necessarily true at the bottom of the spectrum, if a climate is excessively cold no amount of water will remedy the low temperatures. There is a very clear point where there will be no increased benefit from increasing one’s water usage
Humidity is one of the most important factors present here. This is because a higher humidity means there is more water in the air -- tremendously decreasing the need for you to supply your grass with water. However, this does not mean you can significantly decrease the water you are providing. Here is also a good example where it is best to consult with an experienced lawn specialist in your own climate. Depending on the time of year and the frequency of rainfall, you might be able to reduce water -- or might even have to leave it the same.
A very predictable variable, you will have to balance the amount of water that you provide your lawn with with the season. This, while also having to do with other variables such as temperature, humidity, and rainfall, is also very important because of the stage your grass is in. Replanting and overseeding often happens in winter and fall. During these stages your grass is more sensitive, and while you certainly want to continue providing your grass with water, you also have to be careful of killing off the seeds