Now that summer is beginning its last official month, there are some seasonal changes that should affect your daily watering schedule. As the days are getting shorter, this means there is less direct sunlight on your lawn. The decreasing amount of sunlight increases the amount of time that unabsorbed water will remain on your grass. This may seem like a good thing at first since the loss of water due to evaporation is decreasing, but the longer water sits on your grass the more harm it causes. As the water sits on top, it begins to stagnate with the organic matter that’s on the top layer of soil. This may cause bacterial and fungal growth, the most common form of this growth is mildew.
This fungus grows on the grass and leaches out important nutrients from the blades, causing them to turn yellow, then dry up and crumble. It is simple to avoid this however, continuing on my last subject; don’t overwater your grass.
Simply water your grass for one to two hours in the evening (After seven of course, we don’t want to advocate breaking the restrictions). This allows the water you use to have sufficient time to be absorbed into the soil and when morning comes there is no water left on top for the fungus to grow.