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Old 06-18-2010, 09:09 PM   #1
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how often should I water the lawn?


I reside in north east NJ 20 minutes away from NYC. The previous owners never watered the lawn before.

I am currently in the process of killing off the weeds in the back.

I am not sure on what type of grass it is. Some areas are kind of dried out.

Will post up some pics tomorrow morning.

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Old 06-18-2010, 09:10 PM   #2
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I never water my lawn

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Old 06-18-2010, 09:44 PM   #3
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I never water my lawn

I don't either and its nice and green with some weeds.
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:41 PM   #4
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So no need to water ever?
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:46 PM   #5
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I water if I reseed an area
I think I watered once a few years ago when we had a dry hot spell
But I felt like I was throwing an ice cube in the desert

I have landscaped & have been adding small trees to help shade areas
Once you start watering it seems the grass then needs the water
So if you stop...then the lawn suffers worse....IMO

I water my veggie gardens, but not the lawn
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:03 AM   #6
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Mow your grass high and your need for watering will greatly diminish.

I only water if the grass is under a lot of stress , once so far this year ( dry spring).
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:06 AM   #7
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Recomended for our area is an inch a week. Spring and early summer rains takes care of that. In the heat of the summer the grass will stress too much and go dormant or die. It's going to turn brown either way and reseading is a lot cheaper then $300 water bills.
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:10 PM   #8
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Should I fertilize the lawn as well? To try and revive and keep healthy? Or do it at the beginning and end of season? I plan on reseeding in September. Do it then?
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:58 PM   #9
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It seems like the only time a lawn really needs watering is when it doesn't rain... and then the drought restrictions go in effect, so you can't water your lawn!
When you reseed, you do have to water once or twice a day (unless it rains) until all the seed germinates.
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It seems like the only time a lawn really needs watering is when it doesn't rain... and then the drought restrictions go in effect, so you can't water your lawn!
When you reseed, you do have to water once or twice a day (unless it rains) until all the seed germinates.
How will you know when the seed germinates? You'll see it start to sprout?
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Shade trees, mowing high and watering less but longer are a good idea.

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Old 06-21-2010, 04:30 PM   #12
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Shade trees, mowing high and watering less but longer are a good idea.

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Plan on doing the latter two.

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I didn't water my lawn about 4 summers ago and it turned brown, dusty and ugly. Since then, I've only watered during the summer every other day and was OK.
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Must have had high water bills.
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