only when your lawn needs water
In general, your lawn needs water when the top two inches of
soil have dried out. If footprints remain visible after walking
on the lawn or if the grass has changed color or has started to
wilt, you have withheld too much water.
early in the morning
The best times to water are between 2 and 8 in the morning. At these
times, water use is most efficient, water loss from evaporation is
minimal, and distribution is usually good because of good water pressure
and limited wind. During the afternoon, water is wasted due to high
evaporation rates. Do not water during the evening or pre-midnight
hours because thatch and blades are susceptible to diseases if they
are wet during cool nights.
with your county for water restrictions
Several counties restrict watering one day of the week or only allow
watering on certain days depending on your address.
Water when the top two inches of soil have dried out.