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The Top Mistake To Avoid Making When Watering Your Lawn
It’s common for homeowners to provide plenty of water for their lawns to ensure that the grass remains vibrant, yet this is one of the worst things they can do for their yards.
Overwatering can harm your lawn by washing away nutrients rather than allowing the grass roots to absorb them. A sign to stop watering is if it pools on the surface.
You can check to
see if you’re overwatering by using the sponge test — if the ground feels spongy and squishy underfoot, there’s excessive water.
Another sign is too much thatch on your grass. Thatch is the layer of partially decomposed plant material found
on the grass.
While small amounts can provide nutrients, excessive thatch means the organisms in the soil can’t break it down, and oxygen can’t reach it.
Weeds like crabgrass and yellow nutsedge indicate you’re watering too much. You may also begin seeing mushrooms, which can thrive in these moist environments.
A recommended watering schedule for your lawn is twice a week, with each session lasting around 30 minutes. Lawns need 1 to 1½ inches of water per week, including rainfall.