Adequate Water

Experts recommend giving your lawn an inch of water per week during the growing season (March to September) and more during hot and dry spells. Additionally, watering is also necessary during especially warm or dry winters. Here is a good test of whether you have watered your lawn adequately: Push the blade of a screwdriver into the ground. You should be able to easily sink three to four inches of the screwdriver immediately after watering the lawn. Test the yard in multiple places to ensure that the sprinkler system is applying adequate water evenly to all areas.