1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

June 18, 2008

:170 Water Deep

Filed under: :170 Water Deeply — Tags: , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:16 am

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet.

1:5:10:170 EcoTip: Most lawn experts recommend watering less often but deeply so the water reaches a depth of 12 inches. Sandy soil needs to be watered more frequently than loam because it drains off faster.

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To check how much water is needed to saturate your lawn to a depth of one foot – fill a tall pickle jar with one foot of soil from your yard – then measure how many inches of water you need to add from a similar jar to have the soil in the jar be saturated. This will typically require 1 to 2 inches of water for every 12 inches of soil. Now you know how much water needs to be added to your yard when you water. Now use the same pans I talked about yesterday to check how long it takes to add that amount of water evenly to your lawn.

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