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One constant concern for homeowners is how to keep their lawns looking green and beautiful throughout the hot summer seasons. Watering your lawn in the summertime can often be tricky. Often, homeowners will water lawns too frequently, too shallowly, or not often enough. Both under-watering and over-watering can be deadly for your lawn’s health and can lead to costly landscape maintenance. With Biofeed Turf-Plus, a nitrogen rich liquid grass food, you can help your lawn grow to its most beautiful and save water.

1. How often should I water?

Lawns do not need to be watered every day. If you watch, pay attention to your grass, it will tell you when it needs water. Grass in need of water will develop a blue-gray tint, with older leave blades curling or wilting gently. If a significant portion of your grass (40%) does not “bounce back” after walking on it, it needs water.

Note: lawns that have been over-watered may display some of the same symptoms as lawns that need water. If your grass shows these symptoms and also shows evidence of run-off or puddles, do not water your grass.

Water your lawn only when it needs water.

Some cities or counties have regulations as to when and how often you should water. If this is the case, please abide by your local laws.

2. How much water should I use?

Depending on the type of grass, your lawn should get 1” to 2” of water per week.

For the best results, make sure that the water is getting into your root system, not running off into the street, your driveway, or sidewalks.

If you notice that water is forming runoff or puddles, stop watering for half an hour to allow your grass to absorb the water, or focus watering on another section of your lawn.

Check for dry spots, and hand-water those areas if necessary.

Make sure you test your soil to see if the water has penetrated the roots properly. Typically, this means your water has penetrated 6”-8” into the soil. It is easy to test your grass’s root system to see if it has enough water. We recommend two methods:

Take a 6” screwdriver and poke it into the ground. If it goes easily into your soil, your roots have probably received enough water.

  • Dig a small hole, about 6” deep into your lawn, and feel the texture of your soil. If it crumbles when you try to form a ball, it is too dry. If you can squeeze out water, it is too wet. Soil will be “just right” if you can form a ball without crumbling or dripping water.

Using Biofeed’s lawn additive, Biofeed Turf-Plus, can help your water penetrate to the roots in your soil, helping you save water and cut watering costs. Turf Plus will help your roots develop stronger and deeper, leading to a more beautiful lawn with more drought-resistant grass.

3. When should I water?

Some cities or counties have regulations as to when and how often you should water. If this is the case, please abide by your local laws.

One important thing to remember is to let nature water your grass when it can. If you live in a humid region with a lot of rain, you may not have to water as often as those living in the Southwest or desert regions. In particularly humid or rainy months, you may not even need to water at all. Whenever possible, preserve water from rainfall to use for watering your plants and lawn during drier weeks.

As far as the time of day for watering, it is best to water in the early morning, between 4AM and 9AM, before the sun has had a chance to rise. Watering in the afternoon can lead to a lot of water waste, as the water could evaporate before getting into the root system. Watering in the evening encourages fungal growth and can lead to an unhealthy lawn.

4. What if I have an Automatic Sprinkler?

Using an automatic sprinkler system can be extremely helpful in watering and conserving your water. Here are a few tips and tricks for automatic sprinklers:
Aim the sprinklers at the lawn instead of the street, driveways, or sidewalks to discourage run-off.

Install a Rain detector so your sprinklers don’t go off in the rain. If you’ve only experienced light rain, you may want to run the sprinklers briefly to give your lawn a boost. If you’ve been in a drought and are expecting rain, run your sprinklers briefly to moisten the soil.

5. How can Biofeed’s Turf-Plus help my Lawn?

turf-plus-12302014Biofeed’s Turf-Plus is a nitrogen-rich liquid grass food to help you have a beautiful, stunning lawn. Turf-Plus treats nutrient deficiencies, yellowing and mold damage. Turf-Plus also helps increase the health of your soil, allowing your grass to become stronger, with deeper roots and more resistant to disease and harmful, chewing insects. Instead, Biofeed attracts insects that are beneficial to your lawn.

Biofeed Turf-Plus can be used in both traditional watering with hose attachments or with automatic sprinklers!

Biofeed liquid fertilizers can be used with automatic liquid fertilizer applicators without need of mixing or measuring and without fear of clogging. Turf-Plus is a balanced combination of chelated nutrients and organic elements. Simply pour Turf-Plus into your automatic applicator and your applicator will take care of all the work for you!

Get started growing your lawn healthier with Turf-Plus today!

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