Let Your Lawn Tell You When To Water
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Trenholm, Laurie E., and Joseph Bryan Unruh. 2004. “Let Your Lawn Tell You When To Water: ENH63/EP054, 9/2003”. EDIS 2004 (4). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-ep054-2003.


Most homeowners over-water their lawns, which may damage or kill the lawn over time. Excess irrigation is one of the major causes of lawn demise and may include problems such as a shallow root system; increased disease, weed, or insect infestation; reduced drought tolerance; increased thatch and excessive growth; and reduced tolerance to other stresses such as shade and soil problems. To avoid over-watering, look for signs that the lawn needs water. This document is ENH63, one of a series of the Department of Environmental Horticulture, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Dates reviewed: March 2000; September 2003.


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