Water is essential to all life…too little water and we die, too much and we drown. The same is true of the grass in our lawns. Water makes up to 70% to 80% of the weight of our lawn grasses and the clippings alone are nearly 90% water. While most people are concerned about not watering their lawns enough, the fact is that more lawns are damaged or destroyed by over-watering.
The first watering of newly installed turfgrass is the most important. Begin watering immediately after installation of the new turfgrass. The first watering establishes how well the grass will perform for years to come.