Watering Your Lawn
Watering needs vary depending on the climate, grass type and soil type. Generally Cool Season lawns (like bentgrasses or fescues) like more water than Warm Season grasses (couch, kikuyu etc). At the height of summer Cool Season lawns will need deep watering 2-3 times a week, while Warm Season grasses would require one deep watering a week.
During winter, Warm Season grasses go into a dormant stage so watering them is not required. Watering at this time can even encourage wintergrasses and weeds so it isn't advised.
As a general rule you should encourage deep roots by watering your lawn thoroughly rather than a light sprinkling more frequently.
Care needs to be taken when watering a newly growing lawn. When you've sown your seed you then need to be careful to always water with a fine spray. Anything stronger will remove the seeds! During the establishing period for a new lawn the surface needs to be always kept moist. If the weather is particularly warm and windy you'll need to spray often with a gentle watering.
You may need to constantly water during periods of drought. This will ensure establishment and to avoid the seed getting scorched.
In the summer months at Great Aussie Lawns we recommend Wett Up to help with difficult to wet lawns. Wett Up is a granular lawn wetting agent that helps prevent water repellent soils in your garden and lawn. Apply Wett Up 1-2 times each summer and save water from run off. It's also non-hazardous.
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