We all know that lawns need water, but over-watering your new green grass can be more damaging than drought conditions. To avoid damaging your lawn beyond salvation we will be discussing over-watering, and what you can do to prevent it.
New lawns are the most susceptible to over-watering that can lead to the death of your beautiful green grass. A lawn isn’t fully matured until it has been sodded for at least 6 months. During this period it is important to properly care for your yard to ensure a long lasting and healthy lawn. Much like people, grass depends on a balance of water and oxygen and can only consume one at a time. When water is present in the soil it displaces the oxygen. So, if the soil is kept saturated daily the grass will not receive the oxygen it needs, leading to shallow roots and a poor aesthetic.
Beyond a lack of oxygen an over-watered lawn makes the grass vulnerable to physical damage. When grass gets wet, especially if it is submerged, it becomes softer and more easily blemished by people and animals that walk, roll, or run across it. So, when your grass is constantly wet, you greatly increase the risk of injuring your lawn.
To maintain balance in your lawn, we recommend spacing out watering by 3 days or more. This gives your grass time to absorb the water, and your soil time to replenish with oxygen for a stronger and greener yard. For hassle free green grass in the Davie, Florida area contact Brightstar Lawn & Landscaping at 954-302-7584