Lawn care can be very specific. If your soil has a lot of clay and doesn't drain well you can get brown spots from overwatering, especially if it's hot, you will get fungus. So if that is the case, set it to water twice, 10 min each time w/at least 20 min in between to give it time to soak in. If your soil is sandy or drains well just once will do every other day or so and 20 mins. If by the next day it's super dry, then go up to 30 min. (in the winter only 10 min- more heat = more water). ALWAYS water early morning when the sun is just coming up. 4AM - 6AM. This way you wont waste water but it will be able to evaporate later so it doesn't puddle. Puddles can be bad if it's hot. ALSO, be sure in the summer time your lawn mower is set on high. If it's too short the grass will burn from the sun. Leaving the cuttings on the grass will help as long as you are not over watering. I know this because we killed our whole lawn last year from watering too much in a hot season, we watered at night and it puddled causing what I though were burn spots, but it was fungus. Plus we cut it too low and some areas did burn... We payed to have a lawn specialist to help us and this is all the info he told us. We killed the fungus, sprinkled some seed in our brown spots, followed these rules, and now we have the most beautiful lawn!!
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Last edited at 9:47AM on 6/20/2011
The ideal time to water your lawn would be early in the morning and early in the evening since at this time there is less heat and wind. Depending on the kind of soil you have, the length of time taken to water the lawn varies. For example if you have loam soil you should water for about 2 hours, sandy soil should be watered for 30 minutes and clay soil should be watered for at least 5 hours. For more tips on watering your lawn visit: http://www.lawn-boy.com/advice/tips/water_tips.html.