“When you don’t give your lawn enough water, it grows with shallow roots,” says Don Botts, the president of Quality All-Care Services in Bonner Springs, Kan. “This can stunt the growth of your grass and make it harder for your lawn to survive severe temperatures or disease.”
So when is the ideal time to water a lawn? Many may assume it’s at night, but experts say that’s wrong. Instead, the best time to water a lawn is in the morning, between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m., Botts says.
“There are a lot of people who are surprised to find out that watering your lawn at the wrong time of day can have such an impact,” Botts told realtor.com®. “Watering at night often means that water will sit on your grass overnight, which can lead to disease.”
Also, lawn experts say it’s important not to water during the hottest part of the day. The heat will cause the water to evaporate quickly before the water has a chance to penetrate the roots of the grass.