Watering Your Lawn in the Summer
The other day I drove past someone who had just sown a new lawn – they had done a great job –it was beautifully level, had well finished edges and a nice firm even tilth ready to jump into life and impress everyone. But NO – it won’t happen – what a shame – it’s the beginning of summer and the warmer weather and windy days mean that there are high evapotranspiration rates – and there she was standing with a hand-held hose! Bless her – she had done everything right up until now and already the lawn is doomed because of lack of water. The lawn area looked to be around 250-300m2 and at normal tap pressure she needed to stand there about 4 hours to put on just 10mm of water – barely more than the daily water loss to atmosphere. A real shame but repeated a thousand times every year. I called in on my way home to offer some help but no one home. I’ll try again next time I’m passing – such a shame to see good money go down the gurgler, let alone the disappointment for those that have done the hard work.