The Ultimate Watering Guide: What You Need to Know
If you’ve landed here, you’re probably looking for the best ways to water your lawn, plants and sod. You’ve come to the right place. We’ve heard from clients and customers that having a watering guide helps them nurture their landscaping. That’s why we’ve put together The Ultimate Watering Guide!
Water is essential for the growth and survival of your plants, but overwatering or underwatering can lead to a host of problems. Whether you’re a veteran landscaping professional or are just starting, this post will help you achieve thriving and vibrant surroundings you can be proud of.
And, if you want to learn more, check out our free downloadable guide: The Ultimate Watering Guide for a Lush and Healthy Landscape in Cincinnati. Here are a few basic tips to get you started.
The Basics of Watering Your Lawn
As a trusted and experienced landscaping company, we understand the importance of proper watering techniques and the impact they have on the overall health and beauty of your outdoor space.
Watering your lawn too frequently can lead to turf diseases and unnecessary additional growth, and not just from your lawn. Mosses, fungi and root rot are all problems caused by overwatering.
On the other hand, underwatering can lead to a host of other problems. Your soil will be dry, the blades won’t grow as quickly and the grass won’t spring back into place after being stepped on.
For a healthy lawn, keep an eye out for grass that bounces back quickly, blades with fairly even thickness and an even color range from green to dark-gray green.
Watering Your Plants
Believe it or not, watering your plants isn’t a one-size-fits-all process. Each plant is unique and has particular watering considerations that have to be taken into account.
Here’s a short, handy guide to watering your plants:
- 10-foot trees need approximately 15 to 20 gallons per watering.
- Shrubs need approximately three to seven gallons per watering.
- Smaller plantings should be given approximately one to two gallons per watering.
But the amount of water associated with each plant is only a small part of the puzzle. Factors such as where to place the nozzle of your hose, timing, temperatures and seasons all contribute to how hydrated your plants need to be. You can learn more about each of these in our free Ultimate Watering Guide download(link).
Watering Your Sod
If you want to establish a healthy and lush lawn with sod, proper watering is an essential step that cannot be overlooked. If you already have a sod installation and are looking for ongoing maintenance, we recommend watering your sod uniformly with an irrigation system for the best results.
Sprinklers give the most even and efficient watering compared to hand watering with a hose. The key is to keep the sod moist, but not soaked. As mentioned earlier, too much water can cause fungus and other diseases in your lawn.
An important part of the watering process is mowing. We recommend mowing your lawn with a mower that will bag or catch the grass clippings.
If you don’t bag grass clippings, they are left on the lawn where they can clump together and smother the grass below.
Of course, if you’re installing new sod, there’s a much more detailed list of responsibilities to take care of at varying stages of the installation process. You can learn more about the preparation steps in the first two weeks and the following two weeks in our free Ultimate Watering Guide download.
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