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Washing the car or watering the lawn can wait – lawn recovers quickly.
During a hot and dry spell, a lawn starts lookings a little worse for wear, as brown patches appear on it. In such situations, what we do it to reach for the hose and give the lawn a healthy sprinkle of water.
According to gardening experts, you should never water your lawn during summer heatwaves.
“Never, ever water your lawn — it’s a complete waste of time, energy, money and everything,” Stefan Buczacki, former Gardeners’ Question Time panellist, told Mail Online.
“As I look out of my study, the lawn has gone from green to cornfield brown. But I know it will return, and in the meantime, I don’t need to bother mowing every week.”
So, these are the important reasons you shouldn’t water your lawn during heatwaves.
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The Grass is Resilient and Recover Quickly
The grass is resilient and can recover quickly as soon as wet weather returns. So, no need to worry about the brownish behaviour of the lawn during hot and dry weathers. A brown lawn is the natural survival mechanism of grass.
Save Water; Save Life
During dry spells, water shortage increases and the community, at times, faces a huge problem due to the shortage. As beautifully tweeted by the Southern Water that ‘washing the car or watering the lawn can wait – lawn recovers quickly’.
Save Your Money
Another key factor in not watering your lawn during the dry spells is that it will also save you money by not doing so.
Researches say that Hosepipes and sprinklers can use up to 1,000 litres of water an hour so will hike up your utility bills. As during hot weathers, the lawns need extra water, up to 70% of our water supply can be used in the garden.
When to Water Lawn During Heatwaves?
However, if you really feel the need to water your lawn, then at least choose the best time to do it, which is early morning or evening time. This is so the sun’s rays won’t evaporate the moisture immediately or even burn the grass.
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