|DEVELOPING A FEEL FOR PROPER WATERING PRACTICES|
|When you see a lawn that is a uniform green color through the summer months, youll find an efficient watering system. There are some water me signs that will help us to determine when to water our turf grasses.|
|When to "water me"
||How long to "water me"|
|... in early morning or early evening.
||One inch of water will moisten 6 soil depth place water cup in your sprinkler area and determine the time needed to fill to inch.|
|Foot printing ---------If footprints remain in the turf or disappear slowly, the turf plants need water.
|Indicator spots ------These spots dry quicker than other turf areas. They turn a dark bluish-green, then to an orange or straw-yellow color.
This is the water required for turf grass each 7 days.
In the summer heat each 3-4 days may be needed. Just feed it or watch for the water me signs.Water is never used up it is only re-cycled. There will be sufficient for all if we improve our management skills
|Feel ------------------Soil taken from a 3 depth in your turf area should hold together under pressure. If the ball is somewhat crumbly but holds together from pressure it is time to water.