Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) June 22, 2007
Even in the tricky summer months the grass can be greener thanks to lawn care guidelines at AllAboutLawns.com, a comprehensive lawn and yard care resource. A new article on the site details how and when lawns should be watered according to their type. "Soil factors, topography, and exposure to sun and wind all affect your lawn's performance during the spring and summer months," informs the article (http://www.allaboutlawns.com/lawn-maintenance-care/watering/effective-efficient-watering-plans-for-your-lawn.php). The Web site also offers a free lawn analysis to optimize verdancy, a useful lawn care forum on a wide range of topics and an online directory of lawn care service providers across the U.S, and Canada.
"A once-weekly deep watering that penetrates into the soil from four to six inches can do more good for thirsty grass than daily sprinkling," says the AllAboutLawns.com article. "In hot weather, lawns typically need at least an inch of water per week." This key counter-intuitive lawn irrigation fact, which also aids water conservation, is backed up by the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, which adds: "To measure the water, put an empty tuna can (or cat food can) on the lawn while watering. Stop watering when the can is full or if you notice water running off the lawn. Early morning or night is the best time for watering to reduce evaporation."
Visitors to AllAboutLawns.com can receive a free lawn maintenance analysis by entering a few details about their lawn into an online form on the site (http://www.allaboutlawns.com/lawn-maintenance-care/watering/effective-efficient-watering-plans-for-your-lawn.php). According to Esteban Herrera, a horticulturist at New Mexico State University, "A soil test can be an important management tool in developing an efficient soil fertility program, as well as monitoring a field for potential soil and water management problems."
AllAboutLawns.com is a comprehensive lawn and yard care resource. Visitors can ask staff questions in the lawn forum or benefit from hundreds of articles on seasonal lawn care, grass types, weed prevention, mowers and other lawn maintenance equipment.