Water Your Lawn… The Right Way.

There are times we do something a certain way, and we’re not even sure why we do it. Maybe it’s the way our parents did it, or just the habit we’ve fallen into. Many homeowners fall into improper lawn care practices from being misinformed, or from not having the time to properly take care of their turf. Sometimes it’s a good idea to take another look at your lawn care practices, and make sure you’re getting the most benefit out of your efforts. Water is critical to turf success.

water the sod

When it comes to watering, a lot of people tend to do it every day, unless their municipality imposes a ban. But if you want to have a really healthy lawn, it’s generally much better to give your lawn one good, deep watering once a week.WATER YOUR GRASS

Grass is kind of like that slacker friend (we’ve all got one, whether or not we’re willing to admit it); it won’t work unless it absolutely has to. Misting your lawn daily keeps the moisture near the surface, meaning that the grass won’t have to put down deep roots to get a drink. In other words, if you water shallow, your grass’ roots will be shallow. This means it will get damaged easily, whether through weeds invading or foot traffic, and it won’t be able to bounce back quickly.


The BigYellowBag Water Advantage

Besides a nice, soaking watering once a week, it’s also a good idea to give your lawn the best soil. In high quality soil, water is properly distributed and your turf can grow healthy and strong.

BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil has light and fluffy properties because it’s comprised of black loam, peat loam, compost and manure. Loam is a soil type comprised of sand, silt and clay in the right ratios to allow it to drain and retain just the right amount of moisture – not too much and not too little. It’s also packed with essential nutrients and organic matter to give your grass the proper ‘food.’ This makes it a perfect growing medium.

Cameron Shimoda

Garden and Soil Enthusiast