Watering your Lawn - Warm Season Grasses
Updated: Jun 7
Yes...It rains a lot in Central Alabama; more than 56 inches per year. You might think those 56 inches would be enough to keep your warm season grasses like Bermuda and Zoysia healthy and green all summer long. And maybe it would be if it fell at regular intervals during the growing season. Unfortunately that's not the case. We routinely have summer dry spells lasting 10 to 20 days, or more! And although warm season grasses are drought tolerant, they can still enter heat dormancy where they are susceptible to thinning out, causing bare spots and erosion. To keep your lawn HEALTHY, GREEN, and GROWING, it should receive 1/2-inch of water 2 to 3 times per week. And it's best to water early in the morning when dew is still on the grass.