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How To Tell If Your Lawn Needs Watering (Video)

Part of our "Watering 'Dews' and Don'ts" segment this video covers how to tell if your lawn is actually in need of watering or not.

Video Transcript:

Hi, I'm Bryan with NaturaLawn of America. Today we have four quick tips on how to check to see if your lawn needs to be watered. The first test is a visual test ... as you can see here, this grass is green.

If your lawn needs to be watered what will happen is it will turn to a blue to blueish gray tent.

The second test is what we call the footprint test. What you do is you take a step out onto your lawn, you move your foot. Your lawn essentially leaves a footprint and if it doesn't spring back up it is in need of some water.

The third test is take a close look at the blades of grass. What they have is a center vein running down the middle—almost looks like it cuts them in half—and your blade of grass is going to curl or cup inward when it's under stress to reduce surface area.

And then our forth way to check is what we call the screwdriver test. You take a screwdriver or soil probe or shovel, stick it straight into the ground give yourself enough room so you can reach down in there and feel for any moisture; 3-4 inches down. If the ground is moist, obviously it doesn't need to be watered.

So, there's your four quick ways to check to see if your lawn needs to be watered. Thank you for choosing NaturaLawn of America.

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