With long hot days upon us and soaring temperatures a reminder that summer is here, the one question I continually am being asked is "When is it a good time for me to water my lawns?"
The answer being. Early morning or late afternoon is the best time for this, when the air temperature is usually at its lowest and there is moisture/dew on the ground. Most lawns will benefit from watering for around 1 hour 2-3 times per week during these times. Watering the lawn every single day for 15 minutes. This turns the lawn into a shallow-rooted water junkie that demands a water fix everyday just to soldier on.
Watering your lawn during the midday sun, although there are plenty of rumors around about this that it burns your lawn, it is in-accurate. Whilst over watering during the midday sun can lead to a boiling effect to the roots. If anything though, it is more wasteful due to rapid evaporation.