Your lawn will grow best when watered heavily at infrequent intervals. It is important to have a watering routine that works because on average, your lawn needs about one inch of water a week during the growing season, whether that is from rain or an irrigation system. That one inch of water usually soaks the soil 4 to 6 inches deep, reaching into the root system. But depending on the type of soil, the speed at which the water soaks in varies.
When setting up a watering routine, you first need to figure out the rate of application of your sprinkler system. A way that you can do this is by setting up a series of cans if you have an underground sprinkler system or just a few cans for a single sprinkler. After you have run the sprinklers for 30 minutes, measure the water in each can. Then with some easy math, you can determine the length of time to apply 1 inch of water.
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