Watering

Watering Times

Watering requirements will vary depending on your lawn and soil type, please consult with your Area Manager for your lawns specific requirements. Please also check with you local council or watering authority to ensure that you abide by any restrictions that may be in place.

  • Summer: approximately 2-3 times per week for 20-30 minutes. This will depend on water holding capacity and drainage of soil and grass type.
  • Winter: approximately 1-2 times per week for 20 minutes. This will depend on water holding capacity and drainage of soil and grass type.

Useful Tips

  • Early morning watering is a good option, as night watering in some areas may encourage fungal diseases.
  • Check that your sprinklers are in good working order.
  • Ensure that sprinkler heads are correctly spaced and are not blocked.
  • Give your lawn a thorough soaking once or twice a week, rather than a light sprinkle.
  • Lawns that are on a regular fertilising program that includes soil conditioners and wetting agents, have been proven to require less watering than lawns that aren’t being regularly maintained.
  • Liquid fertilisers require less water than granular fertilisers. Reduce watering time for shaded areas.
  • Timed irrigation systems are most effective. Installing a rain gauge will enable you to keep track of the rainfall on your property.

Australia is potentially one of the driest populated continents on earth. Education is crucial to reducing the amount of water consumed by people watering gardens and lawns, twice as much as is required. By providing the correct nutrients to your lawn you can water efficiently and minimise wastage and still have an attractive lawn in the middle of a hot Australian summer.