This is a very tricky situation that most will always wait for the rain before they water their lawn. I know it cost some of your hard earned money to water your lawn, but it cost even more money if you have to reseed, or even lay down new sod because you allowed it to dry up and die.
Watering your lawn doesn’t cost that much if you water each area for 30 minutes to 1 hour every few days when it is extremely hot and dry. Sometimes we don’t get enough rain to really feed our lawn as needed, so giving it a drink a few times weekly will help keep it alive and growing properly.
The best time to water is when the sun isn’t beating down on it. Early in the mornings, or later in the evenings after the sun has gone down. Like I said before, just 30 min to 1 hour is good enough, depending on your water pressure and how many sprinklers you have going at once.
I like to have numerous sprinklers going at once so that I can get it done faster, and not have to move them around as much. I went to Lowe’s and got a Y connector to connect numerous hoses at once too, which makes the watering process much faster.
We have a pretty good sized lawn, and it usually raises our water bill by about $20 to $40 per month if we water numerous times weekly. As mentioned, this is way cheaper than what new sod would be if we chose to not water and it died. Watering your lawn isn’t that expensive…
Just remember, your lawn needs to drink just like you do.