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Watering Grass at Night in Colorado: Pros & Cons

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Shocking as this news might seem, Colorado lawns cannot be sustained by April showers alone. May flowers aside, you’ll need to invest in some additional lawncare irrigation before you see the health of your grass improve before summer – watering at night being a possible solution! 

Today we’re going to break down one of most important aspects of your lawn watering schedule: the timing. Let’s discuss the pros and cons of watering grass at night. In the end, we want to help you save time, money, and– most importantly – your lawn! 

Pros of Watering Grass at Night 

There are plenty of reasons to adopt this practice, as it has been proven effective in many ways. When done correctly, watering your grass at night can produce a healthier lawn with a higher absorption rate. 

Typically, night watering means your sprinkler will kick into gear sometime between 10 pm and 6 am. During this time, humidity levels will be at their highest, so your lawn will retain and utilize more of the water it receives. 

As an added bonus, watering grass at night allows you to decrease the period of time in which your grass is wet, making it less vulnerable to fungal growth and disease-causing organisms. 

Depending on your soil type, yard size, and sprinkler efficiency, watering grass at night may be a great solution for you.

Cons of Night Watering

Each lawn has different needs, however, so the best lawn watering schedule for your Colorado landscape may vary. The most common alternative to night watering, is early morning lawn watering. Here’s why…

Just as we discussed earlier, your lawn should not be wet for more than 14 consecutive hours so as to avoid the risk of disease and sickness. Many believe that early morning watering is best to keep the lawn in tip-top shape since it still falls within the dew period but gives the lawn with a little extra love and moisture before the hot summer sun starts beating down. 

While watering grass at night verses watering in the morning is not all that different, it could make a huge impact on the wellbeing of your lawn. Not only does Colorado have a wide range of climates, but each lawn is unique. That being said, your outdoor space will require special attention until you figure out what works best.

Finding What Works for You

Having a strategic lawn watering schedule is key to a thriving, lush landscape in Colorado. If you aren’t sure when to water your lawn, our team of irrigation experts would be happy to help. With over 30 years of combined experience, All Terrain has been successfully installing, maintaining, and managing sprinkler systems across Northern Colorado. 

Suffice to say, we can definitely get your lawn where it needs to be! Schedule your free consultation today to assess your lawn’s sprinkler system. 

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