Watering Schedule for Lawns in Northeast in Fall

I live on Martha's Vineyard and want to know what watering schedule I should use for my lawn from September to November. I have an irrigation system. For example, should I water once a week for 1 hour? Twice a week for 30 minutes each time? In the early morning, late afternoon, etc. ?

Submitted by kblacklow

The length of time and frequency to water lawns depends on a number of factors, including soil type and the delivery rate of the water. The goal is to apply enough water to soak the soil to a depth of 6 to 8 inches without producing runoff. Sandy soils will need watering more frequently for shorter periods than clay soils. Typically they'll need watering a couple times per week whereas clay soils should need watering only once per week if rainfall is insufficient. Generally, early morning is the most efficient time to water.

Answered by DSchrock

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