24 Jun 2013
June 24, 2013

An Inch of Water…

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The average lawn consumes about 1” of water per week (as measured in a rain gauge or coffee can). When there isn’t enough rain to meet the need, watering grass care is the answer. Soil dries out from the surface downward. By watering deeply, you encourage deeper rooting of the lawn. Water each area long enough to saturate the soil to a depth of 6” (that’s about 1” of water per area per week). If possible, apply most of this 1” of water at one time.  Speak to one of our experts to learn about using an automatic sprinkler system to help you control watering.

Follow the 1” rule, and you’ll make a “deep impression” on your lawn. Need help setting up a good watering program?  We’re your neighborhood grass and lawn care team!


  • Turf “uses up” much more water in hot weather.
  • Turf needs water to clean the air, produce oxygen and produce nutrients.
  • Adjust your watering schedule for grass care to your specific type of soil.
  • Soaking the lawn to a depth of 6” forces the lawn to produce deeper roots.