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North Texas Watering Guide

The following are some basic guidelines for watering turf grasses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Individual specifics will vary, and you should always be ready to modify your watering schedule based on local conditions.

Time of day:

Always set your sprinkler system to water between 5AM and 10AM

Important: In order to establish strong, healthy roots, its always best to water deeply and thoroughly, rather than more frequently.

Spring Watering

During the Spring, your grass requires less water than during the summer, since rainfall is typically higher in the Springtime.  As usual, this is a general guideline - refer to your invoice for lawn specific instructions from your technician.

Bermudagrass, St Augustine & Zoysiagrass

  • Frequency: 3 times a week*
  • Pop-up heads: 10 minutes per zone
  • Rotary heads: 20 minutes per zone

Summer Watering

During the heat of the Summer, it can be tempting to water your grass everyday. This is not only impractical, but it is also inefficient. Your goal when watering, either manually or with an irrigation system, is to maintain a beautiful lawn while conserving water. By following the Summer watering guide below, you will achieve the optimum results for your turf grass. 

Bermudagrass

  • Frequency: 3 times a week*
  • Pop-up heads: 20 minutes per zone
  • Rotary heads: 40 minutes per zone

St Augustine & Zoysiagrass

  • Frequency: 3 times a week*
  • Pop-up heads: 15-20 minutes per zone
  • Rotary heads: 30-40 minutes per zone

Fall Watering

Although temperatures may be dropping, watering in the Fall is still critical to the health of your turf grass. However, too much water can cause just as much damage as not enough water. Adjust your water output at the beginning of the season to prevent over-saturating your roots. Following the Fall watering guide below to find the perfect watering balance for your lawn.

Bermudagrass

  • Frequency: 3 times a week*
  • Pop-up heads: 15 minutes per zone
  • Rotary heads: 30 minutes per zone

St Augustine & Zoysiagrass

  • Frequency: 3 times a week*
  • Pop-up heads: 15 minutes per zone
  • Rotary heads: 30 minutes per zone

* If your city restricts you to watering only 2 days a week, please contact us so we can help you set your sprinklers accordingly.
 

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