Without water, lawn grass may survive for around ten to twelve days; after which, these plants will show symptoms of water deficiency, like wilting, yellowing and browning of leaves. Though most people are very much particular about watering their lawn regularly; many of them lack awareness about the best time to water the lawn.
When is the Best Time to Water Your Lawn
If that time is not convenient, water the lawn during late afternoon or early evening. In that case, make sure to do it well before night, so the leaves get dry by night. Never water lawn grass during daytime and night. During daytime, most of the water will evaporate; and during night, the leaves will remain wet, leading to fungal infections and diseases.
How to Water Your Lawn Properly
It is common misconception that providing small amounts of water every day is better than watering deeply once or twice a week. However, the latter method is beneficial for lawn grass, that has to be soaked well once a week, with at least one inch of water.
However during rainy seasons, you can reduce the frequency of watering. For young plants, daily watering will be beneficial, for at least two months.
In short, the best time to water your lawn is early morning. For established lawn grass, watering once a week will be sufficient. Young plants require frequent watering. The frequency of watering grass can be increased in case of extreme heat, sunlight, drought, and high winds.
Likewise, reduce the frequency during cold conditions, low winds, humid climate, and rainy season. Lawn aeration will be beneficial, if the soil is too dry to absorb water.