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Old 04-22-2010, 07:33 PM
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Forgot to add, I believe watering deeply not only wastes water which grasses will not receive but it will leech the nutrients from the top soil further down through osmosis which increases the need for grasses to be fertilized.

Deep watering is usually intended for plants/trees that grow roots wayy down or if you want to flush down too much fertilizer, etc. No matter how deep and infrequent you water, grasses will not ever, ever, ever grow roots that long. That is like saying, if I jump high enough, maybe I will be as tall as Mr. Jordan.

I think this is another myth of the internet. Silly internet, grasses are for kids.
Maybe you should look at ANY university website...or ANY turf manual before you begin thinking you will offer advice. Secondly, it all depends on soil texture...deep watering may mean 5 minutes here...or 60 there.

To the OP...as long as your lawn is not fed too heavily, watering in the evening isnt a big of a deal. However...if you have that lush thick green lawn in the spring....your f'ed eventually unless you keep it on the dry side.
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:53 PM
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I got my informaton from a landscape book, made by Ortho,
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:04 PM
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Maybe you should look at ANY university website...or ANY turf manual before you begin thinking you will offer advice. Secondly, it all depends on soil texture...deep watering may mean 5 minutes here...or 60 there.
Why would I want to look at some university study? Please enlighten me? Do I need a study to see when the sun is out? It is real funny when people think they are too smart... they completely ignore simple logic but derive the most complicated, twisted, convoluted road that reaches no where. Example? Please refer to History!

I don't care what soil it is, 1inch of water will leech tremendous mineral from the top soil where the grass roots are. But this is if it is done all at once. If one were to cycle through intervals, there should not be a problem but unnecessary. Again, it is nothing but water wasted.

mdlwn, before you pedicure other's post , please go back and read all posts as I was replying to someone's post. Perhaps you need a university guidance for this also?

Keep it Simple Stupid.

P.S. And 'deep watering' usually means just that, deep watering.

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Old 04-22-2010, 08:30 PM
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Well .... given my job is primarily managing and consulting on irrigation & soils, I am here to say you are both wrong.
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:31 PM
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Well .... given my job is primarily managing and consulting on irrigation & soils, I am here to say you are both wrong.
I have time to spare on this fine evening. Please do form your thesis. Remember, everything is a thesis.
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:32 PM
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Well .... given my job is primarily managing and consulting on irrigation & soils, I am here to say you are both wrong.
Dont be a fa.g...it's situation specific....
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:43 PM
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Dont be a fa.g...it's situation specific....
Nice language. FYI, I was talking to the other two, but I can include you in the group as well if you want.
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:45 PM
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Nice language. FYI, I was talking to the other two, but I can include you in the group as well if you want.
Sorry...I was joking.........
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:17 PM
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Install a real irrigation system and be done with it.
You make it sound so easy. Just get up one morning and shell out $5000 for an irrigation system that you might not be able to use in many places do to total water bans and restrictions.
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:27 AM
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Install a real irrigation system and be done with it.
What he said.
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