What are the recommendations for lawn watering?


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Recommendations for lawn watering include watering between 6 and 10 a.m., using a rain gauge and allowing the lawn to go dormant. Watering long enough to moisten the soil to a depth of about 6 inches, using pulsating sprinklers and watering twice a week are also recommended.

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Watering the lawn in the morning is more effective because there is less wind and heat from the sun. Because of the heat, the least preferred time for lawn watering is between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Using a rain gauge enables the lawn owner to measure how much water is used on the lawn. Pulsating sprinklers are the most efficient type of watering system. They are usually built into the lawn and save money over time.

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