Deeper, Less Frequent Lawn Watering Recommended

TEKAMAH - Blue grass lawns in Northeast Nebraska are using about ,20 of water a day right now – and Mother Nature is not providing that much precipitation. John Wilson, Burt County extension Educator, says it is best to irrigate about an inch at a time – if it will soak in and not puddle or run off. Wilson says shallow roots are prone to heat and drought stress as well as damage from insects and disease. But if homeowners deep irrigate too often, Wilson says that can drive oxygen from the soil, killing the roots. He says yellowing of the lawn is usually a sign that too much water is being applied.