Good water management
Turf is 90% water. Any change in its composition creates stress, resulting in a shallow root system and a thinner lawn. When it comes to watering, good water management is the key to success.
Here are two common mistakes to avoid
Overwatering: Avoid applying too much water. This contributes to a poor root system, increases thatch build-up and can promote lawn diseases.
Lack of watering: On the contrary, if your lawn lacks water, it creates stress that will lead to a shallow root system and thinning of the lawn.
For good results, a total of 1″ of water should be applied per week, in one or two applications as needed. Occasional deep watering is preferable to frequent surface watering. This will allow water to infiltrate and the root system to develop properly. As a result, your lawn will be more resistant to periods of drought, as it will be able to draw its water from down deeper.