Here’s the thing: dealing with a drought is no picnic. And the first thing that will need adjusting is your lawn watering schedule.
However, just because there’s a drought, that doesn’t mean you need to let your lawn go completely.
There is a way for you to continue watering your lawn during a drought while still preserving water, as long as you have the right sod and an intentionally-set watering schedule. Take a look at some of our tips for watering your lawn during a drought!
What Kind of Sod Should I Have?
If you live in a desert area that is prone to droughts, it’s a good idea for you to look for sod that can withstand the dry elements. Drought resistant sod is definitely going to be a good investment for you, such as Kentucky Bluegrass.
Kentucky Bluegrass is a hardy blend, and one that has proven over time that it can handle harsh weather. Especially for residents of Utah, who experience everything from hot, dry summers to cold, wet winters, you’ll want something that can roll with the punches.
When Should I Water My Lawn?
If you find yourself in a drought, or if you’re experiencing a particularly hot, dry summer, you’ll want to make sure you’re watering your lawn early in the morning. This is because there is more moisture in the air during those early morning hours, versus the early and mid afternoon times when the sun is out and the air is dry.
If you water your lawn during the dryer hours of the day, your grass is going to eat it all up too quickly. Watering earlier in the morning will give it the opportunity to sit and soak, allowing it to get the nutrients it needs to grow.
Keep in mind that new sod is exempt from watering regulations for the first six weeks after its been installed. It needs a little more maintenance in those first few weeks, so it’s important that you water at certain intervals.
How Often Should I Water My Lawn?
So what should those intervals be? We recommend setting your watering system up to go three to four times a day for ten to fifteen minutes per interval. Do this for two weeks. After that, you can cut it down to every other day for the next two weeks, and then to every third day for the next two.
When you properly train your lawn with a good watering schedule, you can get it down to one watering a week, when done correctly. This is the ideal situation if you find yourself in a drought.
Monarch Sod Can Help
Maintaining a beautiful and healthy lawn can feel overwhelming and almost impossible if you are going through a drought. However, here at Monarch Sod, we know that it is possible to have that lush green lawn. We’ve made it a priority to provide high-quality sod in Salt Lake and Utah Valley in the great state of Utah. Contact us today to get more details!