How to Water a Spring Lawn


Imagine your lawn suddenly turning from green to brown, and all due to something as simple as too much or not enough water. Proper watering of a spring lawn ensures the health of the grass throughout the season and into the summer. An attractive lawn will increase the beauty of your lot as well as the house itself. This be done fairly easily, especially once you get the hang of it.

Step 1

Start watering your lawn at the beginning of spring. When the morning frosts no longer gather on the yard you should begin a watering regimen.

Step 2

Use a sprinkler or sprinkler system to deliver water to the entire lawn. When using an individual sprinkler, monitor placement to ensure equal watering.

Step 3

Water the lawn in the early morning. This will keep the water from evaporating due to heat. You can also water at night to avoid evaporation, but that may cause issues with fungus, according to New Mexico State University College of Agriculture.

Step 4

Set out cans during watering to measure with the ruler how much water you're giving your lawn. You should water about once a week with an inch of water. Hot, dry areas will require more watering.

Step 5

Water the lawn when the grass starts turning a bluish green color and begins to fall flat. When walking in the yard, footprints will remain visible for several minutes.

Things You'll Need

  • Sprinklers
  • Cans
  • Ruler


  • Iowa State University Extension: Spring Lawn Care
  • New Mexico State University College of Agriculture: Watering Your Lawn
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About this Author

Mark Rhyman has been working as a freelance writer since 2005. His work has appeared in numerous online and print publications, such as "Kotori" magazine and "Inside Lacrosse." He has his bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in creative writing from the State University of New York at Brockport.