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Old 07-21-2014, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by AI Inc View Post
This type of watering only works if one's lawn has the ability to hold the water. Without knowing the gentlemans soil structure you are doing him a disservice telling him to water that way.
That is why inspecting the rootzone is so important... when you see how an irrigation event actually settles into a rootzone then you know exactly what you've accomplished...
The next step will be to see how long the soil stays moist enough... that is when the weather, environment and soil texture really make make the difference and a physical inspection of the soil a few days later will show you exactly what is going on below the surface...
I keep at 2 prong plugger in the truck for just that purpose... nothing fancy necessary but a quick look at the top 4" of the turf is priceless...
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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