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KLKL Posts: 115
Just a quick one but how long should I be watering my grass using a sprinkler like the one I have. I have to move it to 4 areas to cover the garden. 


  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,559
    I would not water it tbh. It will green up again when the weather gets wetter and cooler.
  • FireFire Posts: 18,082
    I agree. There is no point in watering grass. It will be fine when it rains again.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,669
    I've got 100 foot of grass,and a water meter,nope it fends for itself.
  • KLKL Posts: 115
    Ok , I didn’t realise that bit have noticed when I do water it definitely looks better or maybe just in my head 🤷‍♂️
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,945
    Even down here in hot dry East Anglia there’s no need to water an established lawn.  Save your money and a bit of the 🌍 😉 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • KLKL Posts: 115
    I’m glad you said that as it does take up up to much time and I guess at the end of the day it’s not a golf course I’m looking after. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,945
    👍 😊 

    A good tip is not to cut it too short … always have the mower set at the middle height … that way even if you get a hot spell of weather the surface roots will be in the shade of the grass and wont get scorched. 😎 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Dave HumbyDave Humby Posts: 1,145
    But....if you do want a green lawn then water once per week and heavily. Do not water frequently and lightly as you encourage the roots to stay near the surface. Despite it seeming logical to do so do not water in the evenings as this encourages red thread which is pretty prevalent at the moment due to the high humidity.
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,735
    There is a local community group on FB and somebody posted on there demanding that somebody tell the person in X Road, who is constantly watering their lawn, to stop doing it.  The not altogether surprising response was that if it bothered the poster so much why didn't they complaint to this person themselves?
    To the OP, there is no need to water established lawns, but new turf will require a lot of watering if it's been laid in the last 6 weeks or so.  If we get the forecast very heavy rain in a few days time you can stop again.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,097
    If it's a new lawn this year then water it - a good soaking a couple of times a week. An established lawn will turn brown if it goes without water for long, but it'll grow back when the rain comes so you don't need to water unless you want to.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
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