Our Weekly Watering Recommendations
Spoiler alert: It was another hot week in College Station, Bryan, and NW Houston. Since mother nature isn’t providing enough rainfall to keep lawns hydrated, make sure to continue your regular watering schedules! Our recommendation is to water your lawn 3 times a week at around .5 inches of water per session, to provide a total of 1.5 inches of water per week.
If watering restrictions in your area limit you to watering only twice per week, try aiming for closer to .75 inches per session.
We understand many homeowners may be under stricter watering restrictions, but don’t panic! Water the lawn as much as you’re able to. The best focus right now is to preserve strong root systems so lawns are better equipped to recover from stress when the rain returns.
Tips to Maintain a Healthy Lawn During a Texas Heat Wave
The overall health and resiliency of your lawn stems from the root systems. During the hot summer months in Texas, it’s important to follow proper mowing and watering practices to keep the roots healthy and strong. Water wisely, mow regularly, and leave weed control and fertilization to us!
- Water early in the morning to prevent water evaporating during the peak heat of the day.
- Use “cycle and soak” watering techniques to avoid run-off and water waste.
- Never mow wet grass to avoid damaging your lawn and even your mower.
- Follow recommended mowing heights for your grass type to avoid scalping the lawn.
- Don’t forget the “One-Third Rule”: Never cut more than 1/3rd of the grass blade in one mowing session.
Recommended Mowing Heights for Warm-Season Grasses in Texas
- Bermuda 0.75” to 1.25”
- Hybrid Bermuda 0.5” to 1.0”
- Zoysia 1” to 2.5”
- St. Augustine 2.5” to 3”
Check out our latest blog from the desk of our Horticulture Manager for tips on how to protect your trees and shrubs from the Texas heat!
Remember, we’re here to help. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your lawn.