Keeping Grass Green in Summer: Lawn Watering Tips

June 10, 2021

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Watering is an integral part of summer lawn care, and when done right, it can keep your lawn healthy and green through the summer months. The heat, humidity, and high traffic that summer comes with can take a toll on your lawn. Proper watering can help your lawn recover faster and stay in its best of health. To help you out on summer watering, our summer lawn care professionals at All American Turf Beauty offer some great lawn watering tips and considerations:

Summer Lawn Watering Guide

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How often to Water Lawn in Summer?

A midwest, Iowa lawn, should be given 1 – 1 ½ inches inches of water each week. This can be provided to your lawn in a single application, or two applications, 3 or 4 days apart. You can check how much water your lawn has received by probing the soil using a screwdriver.

Type of Grass

The water requirements of different grass types vary. For example:

A lawn of healthy Tall Fescue grass consists of a deep root system and has the greatest drought tolerance among cool-season grass types.

Kentucky Bluegrass goes dormant in drought conditions consistently and revives during rainfall.

Type of Soil

Moisture is absorbed and retained by different soil types differently.

Sandy soil absorbs water quickly and requires less water more frequently. 1 inch of water penetrates to about 12 inches in sandy soil.

Loam soil evenly absorbs water, without any runoff or puddling. 1 inch of water penetrates to about 7 inches in loam soil.

Clay soil is slow to absorb water, can lead to runoff if water is applied too quickly, and can hold water for a longer time. 1 inch of water penetrates about 4-5 inches of clay soil.

Age of the Lawn

Lawn age is another factor to consider when determining your frequency of irrigation. While all lawns require consistent levels of moisture for staying healthy and green, lawns that are newly planted are in a critical condition during the first year. If you have a new lawn, do not depend on rainfall only for establishing a deep and healthy root system and keeping grass green in summer. Offer your lawn additional irrigation in the first year of its growth.

Water Carefully

Observe the water distribution to make sure that hard surfaces are not being watered, causing runoff. Also ensure that too much of water is not being applied too quickly to the soil, causing puddling on the lawn.

Stay on Top of your Summer Lawn Irrigation with Our Lawn Watering Tips

Our expert irrigation advice and lawn watering tips can help you have a healthy, green, and vibrant lawn through the summer months. Proper watering can help your lawn withstand the summer stresses better. Besides watering, we can also help you with other aspects of summer lawn maintenance. To know more about our summer lawn care services, request a consultation with one of our lawn care professionals today!

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If you are not completely satisfied with an All American Turf Beauty application to your lawn, we will re-apply the application at no additional cost and continue the regular lawn treatment program. Alternately, we will fully refund your cost for the application and cancel any further obligation on your part.

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Our goal at All American Turf Beauty, Inc. is a simple one:

To provide you with the highest quality products and methods available.

We offer every kind of service that it takes to develop and maintain a beautiful lawn in Iowa based on the climate, soil types, and the varieties of grass that are commonly grown here.

One of the keys to the success of the program is that we provide treatment to lawns approximately every 8 weeks throughout the growing season. This ensures that the grass has fertilizer (food) available throughout the growing season. Dandelions and other Broadleaf weeds are controlled as they germinate thus enabling a weed free lawn, and our Turf Specialist is at the property four to six times per season to address problems as and when they arise.

Another key to our service is our people. The most important person to you in our company is the Turf Specialist assigned to treat your lawn.

We are proud to say that our Turf Specialists are the best trained and most experienced in the lawn care industry.

When you become a customer at All American Turf Beauty, a Turf Specialist is assigned to your account. You will have the same person treating your lawn each time. It is their responsibility to service your lawn, make sure it is receiving the correct applications as scheduled, and to provide you with the best personalized service possible. Their jobs depend on it.

We have several programs to choose from. Your Turf Specialist will recommend the best program that fits the needs of your lawn and your budget.


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