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Beginner’s Guide to Lawn Watering Cumming , GA
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While irrigating your lawn may not be at the top of your demand list right now, it soon will be when the Georgia temperatures rise. At Everlast Lawns & Landscapes, we want our clients to be prepared for what it takes to foster a luscious spring lawn.

Like most living things, your grass relies on water to survive. In fact, how much, how often and when it is watered can make a significant difference in how your grass looks and thrives. Lawn irrigation is far more than just putting a sprinkler in the center of your yard. It is not hard science, but it does require some forethought and attention. Overwatering can lead to fungus and diseases within your grass, while not watering enough can starve your turf to its death.

Here are some general guidelines to help you give your lawn the water it needs for optimal health this year:

Should You Water?
Whether or not your lawn needs water depends on the type of grass as well as several environmental factors such as wind, humidity, rainfall and temperature. Don’t assume that your lawn needs irrigation until you first check for the signs to confirm. Your grass may need water when it presents a blue-gray tint and/or its older leaf blades begin to curl up or wilt. In addition, you may notice that your footprint stays on the grass longer than normal, as the blades may not bounce back right away. If nearly half of your turf is showing these warning signs, turn on your sprinkler or pick up your hose.

When To Water?
Did you know that the time of day you water is important? In general, early in the morning is best because there is less wind and hot sun to evaporate your watering efforts. Your turf will also have plenty of time to dry out so that it doesn’t stay soggy through the nighttime hours, which invites mildew and fungus.

How Long to Water?
Most lawns demand about 1-2 inches of water per week. At each watering session, you should water long enough to saturate the soil up to six inches deep to ensure the roots get hydrated. The actual number of minutes you keep your sprinkler on depends on the slope of your yard, time of year, weather conditions at the time and other factors. If you water so much that you see water draining out of your grass onto the driveway or sidewalk, then you probably need to turn off the sprinkler. Aim to water 20-30 minutes at a time and evaluate your soil afterwards.

There are many other factors to consider when setting up a lawn irrigation system. At Everlast Lawns & Landscapes, we have the expertise you need to install and repair irrigation systems to ensure your turf is getting an even and adequate supply of water. For more irrigation advice or to schedule a service, please contact our Alpharetta landscapers today!

Posted on behalf of Everlast Lawns and Landscapes, L.L.C.

4315 Summerwood Drive
Cumming , GA 30041

Phone: (770) 480-2695


Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday: Closed

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Everlast Lawns and Landscapes, L.L.C.

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 98 reviews

Eliza Barnhill

So far so good! Found Everlast through Next Door and signed up for monthly service. After meeting with Chris we learned about their other services and got new landscape lights installed and some cleanup work in the front and backyard. Happy to say the lights look amazing, and the initial cleanup was so promising that we’re on our second round of projects with them in just a couple weeks. Great personalized service and they’ve addressed any issues and requests that have popped up along the way. Excited to see the final product once it’s all finished.

Amanda Miller

Chris and team did an awesome job on our landscaping project. They had great ideas, were easy to work with and took time to listen to what we wanted to accomplish. The staff was always prompt, took care of our property and were very professional. I would highly recommend them, as the finished project looks great and their prices are very reasonable.

Ebba Hansen

Starting using them last spring for weekly mowing and trim. I’ve been very happy with the job they’ve done. Competitively priced. Just hired to overseed the backyard. They scheduled and completed the job quickly. Very professional.

Rich Markham

Chris was on time for the initial estimate. Gave us a fair price. Guys did the job on schedule. Had a little issue, but Chris got the team out to resolve quickly. Highly recommend this company.

Andrea Carver

I loved working with Everlast Lawns & Landscaping. I had an eyesore of a retaining wall that I hated. Working with Chris to redesign it with Allen blocks made such a difference. I appreciate his expertise and patience answering all my questions promptly and completely. Great job.

Deborah Woodworth

We highly recommend Everlast Lawn and Landscapes. We are new to the area, we saw their truck at a neighbors home and called them. Friendly, professional and prompt. They did a fantastic job on the clean up of our backyard and we are happy with the weekly lawn maintenance. But just as importantly we really appreciate their timely responses to any inquiry we may have had.

Everlast Lawns and Landscapes, L.L.C.

4315 Summerwood Drive
Cumming , GA 30041

(770) 480-2695

Opening Times

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday: Closed