When is the best time to water your lawn?

Yes, there are better times to water your lawn and you've probably been doing it wrong for years. Here's when you should water your lawn.
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Best time to water your lawn

The best time to water your grass is the morning, when it is cool enough to allow the water to travel right down to the roots before being dried up by the sun.

Best time to water your lawn

Can I water my lawn at midday?

Watering during the hottest period of the day isn’t a good idea. When temperatures are at their hottest water can evaporate instantly. Droplets of water can also become magnifying glasses which can burn and scorch your lawn.

Should I water my lawn at night?

Watering late in the evening might seem like a good idea at first but it can lead to fungal problems as a result of your lawn not having enough time to dry out properly before temperatures drop.

Can you water grass too much?

Yes. If your grass gets too much water it can lead to a number of problems. Watering too much can starve your lawn of oxygen, suffocating your entire lawn. Over watering can also cause your grass to become more susceptible to disease.

Lawn watering tips

There is no specific month to start hosing down your lawn, you should do it whenever you think it needs drink. Look for changes in colour and monitor springiness (If you see footprints left behind that don’t spring back up, perhaps you should water it. If your lawn is turning brown, watering might not save it and you should seek a professional for advice.

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