Watering Your Lawn
Author(s) Doug Soldat, John Stier
Turning on a sprinkler is easy. Knowing when to turn it on-and how long to leave it on-is harder. In this guide to prudent lawn watering, you will learn how to calibrate your sprinkler so that you know exactly how much water you are applying. You will also find advice on how to tell when your lawn is drought-stressed (lingering footprints in the grass will tell that tale), and on how many inches of water to apply on most Wisconsin lawns in order to avoid problems (diseases, shallow root growth) caused by overwatering (4 pages; 2011).