Be Smart When Watering Your Lawn

lawn-striping-small-lines1You want a beautiful lawn to go with your home. It’s the first thing visitors see when they arrive.  But do you know the best times to water? From MSN Real Estate:

The a.m. is the best time to water the lawn because the air is cooler and there’s usually not much wind to blow the droplets. In the middle of the day, water evaporates too quickly. And in the evenings, water can cling to the blades of grass overnight, which can cause lawn diseases. “My pet peeve is when people water at six o’clock or later in the evening,” says lawn-care expert Matt Maurer, owner of PureLawn Lawn Services.

“The water sits there and promotes fungus. A wet lawn at night is the perfect condition for fungus to grow.” Along with mowing the grass too short, he says, watering at night is about the worst thing to do to a lawn.

Homeowners who can’t water in the mornings before work should do it on a weekend morning, he advises. “The best time is early in the morning: 4 a.m. to 10 a.m.,” he says.

Following best practices can help make the most out of your work and give you the results you desire. A well maintained lawn can contribute to the curb appeal that will attract buyers to your home.

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