Lets talk watering cycles- its possible to have a decent yard while keeping the same watering schedule all year long. However, if you want your grass to reach the highest levels of it's potential, you need to adjust watering run times throughout the year. Spring and fall are great times to train roots to grow deep. This is achieved by deep and infrequent waterings. Try watering 1 or 2 times a week, for as long as you can, without flooding your neighbor's yard. In the hotter summer months, depending on your soil, most yards will need to be watered more frequently. I would never increase watering frequency to more than every other day. When fall comes, remember to switch back to less frequent waterings, preferably before your lawn guy and his mower sink into the mud.
Irrigation run times need to be changed throughout the year.
Updated: Feb 23