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Old 05-01-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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How many days apart do you water your grass when it's hot and for how long?
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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We are in the middle of a very bad drought here so we try to conserve water. We of course still want to keep our lawn and gardens alive and healthy. Its a fine line but we water every other day if there is no rain and adjust the schedule if we do get rain. Each zone gets 10-15 minute of water and we start the system at 2:00 am. We have St Augustine grass so there is no ill effect with watering the lawn at night.
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:13 PM
 
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A lot will depend on what type of soil you have. Sandy soil that drains quickly or heavy clay that holds moisture.

Your best bet would be to watch your neighbors.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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We are limited to once per week due to watering restrictions which have been in effect for several years. Otherwise 2-3 times depending upon heat and exposure for our area.
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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I have clay soil and live in dry heat. I water (and mow) every five days when the temps are regularly in the low 90s and above. I run the sprinkler for 8 minutes in all zones, then another 8 minutes, which allows the water to penetrate - but not run off - the clay soil.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:58 PM
 
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We are in the middle of a very bad drought here so we try to conserve water. We of course still want to keep our lawn and gardens alive and healthy. Its a fine line but we water every other day if there is no rain and adjust the schedule if we do get rain. Each zone gets 10-15 minute of water and we start the system at 2:00 am. We have St Augustine grass so there is no ill effect with watering the lawn at night.
This drought has been rough. I've been watering about once a week or every other week. Once the grass starts "crisping up" it needs water or I'm going to be laying sod. My priority has been keeping it alive rather than keeping it green, however.
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