Water is critical for grass to be healthy and green, but it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Overwatering can increase the risk of damage to the lawn from disease. Just because you want your lawn to be green doesn’t mean it needs to be saturated with water.
Overwatering can suffocate the grass and limit its root growth. If you were to look at the composition of soil, you will see small pockets of air and water surrounded by soil. These pockets help to ensure the roots of the blades of grass get enough oxygen and hydration. If you overwater, all those air pockets fill with water, limiting the amount of air movement in the soil and suffocating your grass. The roots cannot grow deep and healthy enough to support it.
In Pennsylvania, where the weather changes often and rain during the summer season swings between plentiful and limited, it helps to know how much to water. Here are a few signs that you may be giving your grass too much water.
It’s easy enough to fix the overwatering problem. Simply aim to water less. However, you may need some help fixing the new problems like weed growth, pests, and thatch buildup. GREENSKEEPER can help you with this. Our professional lawn care services available for residential and commercial customers can help you get rid of these less-than-ideal conditions, helping you have a beautiful lawn all season.
Take a closer look at our service programs, including weed control and aeration which can help with thatch removal. We can create a healthier lawn for you in no time.
Learn more about our weed treatment options. Call GREENSKEEPER at (215) 938-8440. You can also contact us using our online form and get a free, no-obligation quote today.