When Is the Best Time to Water Your Lawn?


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The best time to water the lawn is early in the morning. This gives the lawn all day to absorb the water without totally evaporating due to daytime heat.

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Watering the lawn in the early morning prevents many conditions that can cause lawn damage. Watering at night prevents the lawn from absorbing all the water and can cause mildew and fungus to grow. Watering during the heat of the day prevents the grass from absorbing the water, as the sun's heat quickly causes evaporation. Morning watering is ideal because there is less heat and wind. However, in dry areas, like the southwest, these rules are the exact opposite.

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