Watering every day is not recommended. If possible, water during the early hours of the morning to ensure that the grass dries completely before nightfall. However, watering at any time of the day is better than no watering at all. First, find out how much water, in inches, your lawn needs in a week.
Most require an average of 1 to 1½ inches per week, but specific irrigation needs vary depending on the type of grass (cold season vs. warm season), the specific grass, and the time of year (active or inactive growing season). Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service office for accurate weekly watering recommendations for your lawn and location. If you water your lawn and it keeps making a crushing sound several hours after watering it, it's likely that you've overwatered it.
Established, well-maintained lawns can survive weeks without water if they remain dormant (when the grass turns brown) and then recover once it rains again. While it may seem like you can go outside to water your lawn at any time of the day, your lawn actually needs more specific care.
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