Good water management

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. 

Watering Guide

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. 


Granular fertilizer = you can water immediately after treatment. Unlike the weekly watering of 2.5 cm of water, the first watering following a fertilization treatment should be lighter, 1 cm for example, to maximize the fertilizer's yield. For other products, we advise you to follow the recommendations left at your door by our technicians after each treatment.

In the case of light rain, there's no problem. If there's a torrential downpour, such as a thunderstorm, contact us to repeat the treatment. We'll repeat the treatment a few days later to avoid the risk of burns to you’re your lawn from applying to much fertilizer.

When watering is necessary, it should ideally be done early in the morning (between 4 and 10 a.m.). At this time of day, weather conditions, such as temperature and wind, are ideal for reducing the rate of water evaporation. Furthermore, during this period, the presence of water on the lawn's foliage will dry out quickly and prevent the development of fungal diseases (see disease photos section). Lawns can also be watered in the evening (between 6pm and 10pm). However, the risk of disease development is greater, as foliage dries out less quickly than when watered early in the morning.