This is one of the hardest seasons to get watering right as the soil and night temperatures may still be cool. This means the lawn isn’t losing water however, if spring is warm, dry and or windy, it may need supplementary water. To test for soil moisture, put your finger through the lawn thatch into the soil to see if it’s dry. If it’s moist, hold off watering and check again the next day. If it’s dry, then water deeply and for long enough to wet the soil to the root level of the lawn.
Where water runs off the lawn or pools on top, the soil may be water repellent. Adding a soil wetter such as Seasol Super Soil Wetter & Conditioner will help the soil absorb water.
As day and soil temperatures get warmer, check the soil moisture levels more frequently and water accordingly.
Spring is also the perfect time to check irrigation systems to ensure they are working correctly and getting water to where it’s needed.
Summer is the season when lawns dry out very quickly. Having a regular watering regime will keep your lawn lush and green. Even in summer however keep to the routine of watering less often but for a longer period to ensure roots grow down into the soil in their search for moisture and nutrients. Watering in the early morning when it’s cool, allows the lawn time to absorb and use the water and makes best use of your irrigation system. Watering late at night can cause the lawn to remain wet overnight, which could cause fungal diseases. Continue to apply Seasol each month to help its heat and drought tolerance.
Note: Always observe water restrictions, which may dictate watering times and frequencies.