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Water the Right Way

Water the Right Way

We like to refer to the work that we perform for our customers as “1/3 of the job.”

Of course, we always give 100% to our work, but the fact is, 2/3 of lawn care maintenance is left to the homeowner. We proudly control your weeds, fertilize and rid your lawn of disease and bugs with leading products, and we leave our expertise and knowledge with our customers to handle the other two very important jobs— mowing and watering.

There’s a certain time to water

If possible, the best time to water your lawn is between 4-7 AM. This way, your grass has a full day of sunshine to grow and absorb the water, as opposed to watering at night where the water soaks on the surface of the lawn, causing diseases. Remember— although we recommend morning watering, any time of day is better than none at all.

Don’t under water

In this heat, Fairway Lawns recommends that your grass receives about 1- 1 ½ inches of water per week. Between sporadic, summer showers and pre-set sprinkler systems; though, knowing exactly how much your lawn is being watered can be easier said than done. That’s why we recommend setting up a rain gage in an open area to measure how much rain landed on your grass, then, make up the difference with watering manually. Automatic sprinklers? Not a problem! Try a trick passed down from generation to generation– empty out a tuna fish can (or any small, flat can), and place it in a spot in your yard where the sprinkler hits. Run your sprinkler for your chosen amount of time, then dip a ruler in the can to measure how much water has accumulated. Then, just like with the rain gage, make up the difference

Don’t over water

While under watering your yard comes with its own sets of problems, drenching your landscape won’t make your problems disappear. Over watering your lawn can lead to a surge of weeds, bugs, fungi and lawn diseases.

Between proper mowing, correct watering, and Fairway Lawns’ treatments, your lawn will make your neighbors green with envy. In fact, we’re so confident that you will be completely satisfied with our services that we back our work with a money back guarantee on your last application.