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Why Does Your Lawn Need Water?

Why Does Your Lawn Need Water?

Water is probably the most important nutrient that your lawn requires, however, there are good and bad ways to water your lawn. One of the primary ways to promote the best lawn possible is through proper watering. Careful attention to watering gives the best lawn possible with the least amount of water. This saves water and money! It is also one of the best ways to strengthen the turf so it is less susceptible to drought, insects, and disease. By installing a in-ground lawn sprinkler, you do not need to worry about turning on and off your water in the morning.

Many people don't stop to consider that a lawn is made of nearly 1,000,000 turf plants in every 1,000 square feet. Like all plants, they require water from the soil to survive. About 10 percent of the water used by turf is to produce energy and growth. The remaining water is used for cooling, much the same way our body cools itself through perspiration. You've probably noticed that turf growing in shade requires less water than turf growing in full sun. Much of this difference is due to the fact that the shaded turf is cooler. It is important to maximize the turf's use of water from rain and irrigation.

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