Hey guys, I wanted to dive into this for a little while now and think it is about time to do so. There are a few good threads on watering already but they are scattered. Lets dive in shall we? First, let's tackle 'why we water(irrigate)'. There seem to be two motives when it comes to watering. First is to give the plant the water it needs to survive/grow. Second is to give soil microbes the moisture they need to thrive so they can actively release nutrients found in the soil. The first questions to investigate are... Do the moisture requirements of plants (turfgrass) differ from that of soil microbes? If they do differ, in an organic program (nutrient cycling using mineralization) what one do we need to focus on? Plant life or microbe life? I will study a bit and post what I find/feel, but I wanted to get you started on your thoughts... if you are so inclined. Thanks in advance for any input!