How much should I water the lawn?
Turfgrass can generally survive quite nicely without water, turning brown temporarily while drought conditions exist. In the interest of water conservation, we generally advocate watering only on a newly seeded or sodded lawn, or when a fertilizer product needs to be watered in after application because rain is not expected within the week. Watering for the purpose of keeping the lawn green generally requires one inch of water a week, applied in two, ˝ inch watering sessions. Note that regularly fertilized lawns will have a healthier rootstock that allows the turf to stay green longer during dry spells without extra water.