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Signs You Are Overwatering Your Spring Lawn Cumming , GA
dew drops on the grass

When it comes to growing your grass, you can have too much of a good thing. We know that a healthy lawn needs two basic things: sunlight and water. While you have no control over the amount of sunshine your grass may get each day, you do have some influence on its irrigation. Overwatered grass is a common problem, especially when irrigation systems are not adjusted to the spring rainfall. Keep in mind that your lawn isn’t suffering from the stifling heat of summer just yet, so watering needs to be in moderation.

The Problem with Overwatering

Overwatering suffocates your turf and stunts its root growth. Below your lawn surface, the soil contains tiny particles that surrounded by pockets of air and water. These pockets are what give oxygen and water to your grass roots. Unfortunately, where there is too much water, the air pockets become filled with water and oxygen gets eliminated from the soil. Thus, your grass essentially suffocates (or drowns) from overwatering.

To make matters worse, when the water is readily available in the soil, the roots of your grass won’t grow or expand to find water. In return, the root system stays stagnant and stunted. A shallow root system makes your lawn vulnerable to drought and disease.

Is Your Lawn Getting Too Much Water?

Since your grass can’t talk to you, you’ll need to look for physical signs that your lawn is being overwatered. Here are five easy ways to tell if you need to cut back on spring watering:

  • Water runoff (tiny streams of water coming from your grass)
  • Spongey or squishy lawn
  • Increasing weeds (crabgrass or yellow nutsedge)
  • Growing fungi (brown grass or mushrooms)
  • More bugs (mosquitoes/gnats)

Restore Your Overwatered Grass

At Everlast Lawns and Landscapes, we take pride in our ability to help customers start, maintain and repair their lawn during all seasons of the year. When it comes to overwatering during the spring, our lawn experts can help correct this problem and establish a more appropriate irrigation schedule for optimal grass growth. Call today to learn more.

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

Our Client Reviews

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