outer banks lawn careOne the many questions that we get for our Outer Banks landscaper is “What is the best way to keep my lawn watered and healthy?” We will share some tips that we’ve found to be useful for having a great looking lawn.

Be an Early Bird

The best time to water your lawn is in the morning, no later than 10 a.m. Since the sun is low in the sky, the cooler temperatures will prevent or limit the evaporation of the water. If you are watering in the middle of the day, the water will be evaporated before it can fully hydrate your lawn. Water the lawn at night is not recommended, as it can create conditions for an unhealthy lawn. So, if you are unable to water in the morning, trying to catch up at night is actually counter productive.

Don’t Overdo It

Many people assume that they must water their lawn daily. This is not always rue. For sandy soils, which we see most frequently on the Outer Banks, lawns should be watered every other days or so. Thorough watering should soak the soil to about 6 inches deep. This thorough watering every other day should keep your yard green, and healthy.

Use the Right Equipment

Choosing the right tool for the job is often the trickiest part of the job, and we know that using the wrong tool can be worse than not doing the job at all. When it comes to watering a mature lawn, the best sprinkler to use is a pulsating sprinkler. If it is newer grass, you will want to use an oscillating sprinkler. If you have a question about when to use which, reach out to an Outer Banks landscaper.

Maintaining a healthy lawn is not rocket science, but it can be a little tricky. Follow these tips, and your lawn will be the envy of your neighbors!