Should I Water My Lawn In The Winter?

WP Law - Friday, January 27, 2017

Summer months for homeowners are typically spent outside, tending to a healthy and well-maintained lawn. However, when the first frost hits in the south, many homeowners are left wondering what they should do for their lawns in order to ensure their grass comes back in the spring just as lush as it was when it went into dormancy in the fall.

Why Lawns Need Less Water in the Winter

During the winter months, the growth rate of many types of grasses found in South Carolina slow considerably. When paired with the changing temperatures, it is easy to see why lawns would need less water to survive. Lower temperatures tell your lawn to go into a dormant winter state in order to survive the cold frost and occasional snow. Regulating how much water your lawn receives during the winter can ensure you never over-water or neglect your dormant grass. A good way to maintain your lawn without having to constantly monitor how much you’re watering is to install an irrigation system. An irrigation system can help you regulate watering times and amounts.

Should You Water Your Lawn in the Winter?

The answer to this question relies heavily on the current conditions. In South Carolina, the temperatures can vary from day to day. On colder days, you may not need to water your lawn. However, on days when the temperatures rise and you have not gotten rain in some time, you should consider it. Do not be alarmed by the color of your lawn changing to brown, however. This just means the grass has gone dormant. It is not dead and should continue growing in the spring. Your watering schedule should take into account the temperature and the recent rain amount, not the look of the grass.

If you have any questions about irrigation supplies or the maintenance of your lawn, contact the experts at WP Law today!

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