Watering the lawn efficiently and appropriately involves more than simply watering every day.
When the weather is hot, how can you tell if your lawn and garden are getting enough water?
First, it’s not necessary to water lawns and plants every day. As a general rule, more plants are killed through over-watering than under-watering.
Second, understand the properties of the soil in your area. Water penetrates and behaves differently in differing types of soil — e.g., sandy or loose soil vs. clay. Check with your local nursery for watering tips for your local area. Set up a system that allows effective watering with penetration of 6″ to 8″ below the ground surface.
The basic fact is that you’ll need to find out how deeply the water is penetrating into the soil. To do that, all that’s needed is a shovel. Pick an inconspicuous spot where you’ve been irrigating. About 30…