Tips for Watering and Feeding Your Lawn

Keep your lawn healthy with these three top tips for maintaining your outdoor spaces year-round.

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Watering Methods

1. Sprinklers

In order to save time, large lawns are best irrigated with sprinklers, which can be timer-controlled to prevent water waste. There are various types available including oscillating sprinklers, which spray from side to side, and rotary arm sprinklers that spray the full 360 degrees. If you have a small lawn, you may want to use a handheld garden hose with a spray attachment.

Sprinklers Help Maintain Lawns in Dry WeatherEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

2. Watering can

If you only have a small area of lawn, you may choose to water your grass using a watering can. Although filling and lifting a watering can requires greater effort than using a hose, you are likely to waste less water by doing this. If you have recently sown grass seed, use a rose on the end of the watering can's spout to make sure that seed is not washed away.

Watering Can in ActionEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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