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Tuesday 4 July 2017

Lawn Care: Questions and Answers

Q. How often should I water the lawn during the dry spells?

A. Watering once a week to ten days is enough providing it’s thorough. If you use a sprinkler (most of us will) an area of one square metre/sq. yard needs about 20 litres/4½ gallons of water every seven days. For an average hosepipe sprinkler that means about 12 minutes of sprinkling is sufficient for an area of 9 sq metres or about 95 to 100 sq feet. Use a trowel to lift the turf and dig a small test hole after watering. You want a 10cm/4” depth of water penetration.

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