It’s starting to get a little cooler, can you feel it in the air? Gone are the blistering hot days of summer that turn your lawn from a lovely shade of emerald to a crunchy yellowish-brown. Cooler temperatures mean less water is necessary to get your lawn looking healthy again before the cold weather really sets in. But how much should you be watering now?
Fall is usually a little wetter in Utah compared to summer months, so how much you should water depends on how much rain has fallen. A good rule of thumb is one inch of water per week for a beautiful lawn. But it should be adjusted as necessary. If your lawn looks and feels dry, water it.
It’s easy to overwater your lawn if you’re not careful. That can lead to bigger problems like turf grass disease. It might be time to readjust your automatic sprinklers to a less-frequent watering schedule. It’s also a good idea to water in the morning so your lawn has the chance to soak up the water before the temperature falls.
At some point, you might be able to stop watering all together, depending on the weather. Even if the weather is mild, your grass isn’t going to need as much as it does in the summer.
A little work now will mean a lovely green lawn in the spring. Before you stop watering, put on a fall fertilizer and mow it one last time. Then sit back and enjoy a few months off before lawn season comes around again.