If you are not familiar with the soak and cycle method of lawn watering, Hermes Landscaping wants to share with you why it is such a good method. Mimicking the natural rainfall, the lawn soil is soaked, then allowed to air dry just slightly. The soak and cycle method creates soil conditions that are favorable for strong roots, which in turn develops a more disease free, drought tolerant lawn.
If you have in-ground sprinklers, soak and cycle works best for you. To use the soak and cycle method on your Kansas City area lawn, just soak the soil to a depth of 6 to 8 inches, for the cycle stage – allow the water time to soak into the lawn soil, then soak the lawn again up to 1 inch per week to keep it green throughout the rest of the summer.
Remember, since Kansas City is known for its heavy compacted clay soil, the water will soak at a very slow rate. “In fact, many soils cannot absorb more than two-tenths of an inch of water in one hour.” – kcgardens.kansascity.com.
Source: kcgardens.kansascity.com, Photo via groverelectric.com