How Does Water Affect Grass Growth?

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Water affects grass growth by improving the ability of grass to grow and encouraging deep root growth. Water grass for several hours once a week and then let it dry out to get the best results with tips from a sustainable gardener in this free video on... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen, and in this segment, we're going to talk about how does water affect grass growth. Now, when you're growing a lawn there's just a few important things that you need. First of all, you need good composted soil, or good potting soil underneath that grass, so if it's right on clay or if it's right on cement it's not going to grow very well. It needs something; it needs good drainage. So, next to that the most important thing; it needs some sun. But the most important factor of all is water, and even in the full, hot, sunniest areas my grass goes the best and I water it the most, but in the shade I always forget to water, especially in the fall and the early spring when it's still raining out but the grass is not getting any water. So, you can see right here my grass is pretty much dying. It's almost dead, and the moss is taking over. And I haven't been watering in here at all over the last couple months because it's been raining here and there, but you'll see that it's too shady and I'm not watering enough. If I just laid a little bit of compost over everything and put some grass seed in I'm sure it'll grow lush again. I just would need to water it a little more. So, just by watering your grass and a little more shade you'll find it'll do ten times better. And then, the most important reason that you need to water is so that the roots can grow deeper. So, if you're only misting a little bit here and there, only watering a little bit it's not working. It's much better to run your sprinklers once a week for three to four hours on your lawn and just let it soak, and then let it dry out again than watering every day for just a few minutes. You'll find that your lawn does a lot better. So remember, just water a little more in your shadier areas, and in the sunny areas as well in the heat of the summer, and you'll find that your grass will grow very beautifully.