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Signs That Your Lawn is Thirsty

If your lawn looks like a patchwork of brown, yellow, and green spots instead of lush green, it likely requires additional attention and care. Given the scorching summer heat bearing down upon us, the most probable cause of this lackluster appearance is that it does not have enough moisture. Here are a few unmistakable indicators that your lawn needs more irrigation.

6 Signs That Indicate it’s Time to Water Your Lawn 

  1. Dry, cracked soil: Examine the soil along the edges of your landscaped beds, driveways, curbs, and sidewalks. If you observe cracks or a lighter shade of brown, along with a dry texture upon touch, it signifies that the lawn lacks adequate water.
  2. Footprint test: When you walk on the grass, do your footprints remain imprinted instead of bouncing back? This indicates that your lawn does not have enough moisture.
  3. Wilting and curling leaves: If you notice the blades of grass starting to curl rather than standing upright, it’s time to grab your hose and water your lawn.
  4. Patchy spots and uneven growth: Yellow or brown patches scattered throughout your lawn serve as a clear sign that your lawn is dehydrated. Also, slow growth in certain areas of your lawn indicates that the grass is trying to conserve moisture due to the lack of it.
  5. Thatch Accumulation: Excessive thatch, a layer of dead organic matter between the grass blades and soil, can impede water absorption, a clear indication that the soil is dry. 
  6. Screwdriver test: You can easily determine if your lawn requires to be watered using a screwdriver. Simply insert the pointed end of the screwdriver into the soil. If it effortlessly goes in, your lawn has sufficient moisture. However, if it resists or doesn’t penetrate smoothly, it indicates that the soil is dry. 

How to Hydrate Your Lawn

Water is important for keeping your lawn healthy and thriving. By keeping an eye on the signs mentioned above, namely cracked soil, footprints, curling leaves, patchy brown spots, and slow growth, you can identify when your lawn needs hydration.

For more tips on how and when to water your lawn, be sure to check out our previous blog post titled “When Should I Start Watering.” If you require assistance in revitalizing your lawn, don’t hesitate to reach out to our professional team of landscaping experts.  From fine-tuning watering schedules to providing targeted treatments for specific issues, our team takes immense pride in their expertise and unwavering dedication, ensuring that you receive the highest level of service and support. 

Rely on us to deliver comprehensive care for your lawn, guaranteeing its well-being and aesthetics all year round.

Check out our service programs or call GREENSKEEPER at 215-938-8440. You can also contact us using our online form for a free quote.