Gransnet forums


Does anyone water their Lawn

(34 Posts)
jeanie99 Fri 24-May-19 07:37:25

I rarely water my lawn but someone mentioned the other day that you should water lawns once a week to help with weed control.

Moocow Fri 24-May-19 08:08:43

my furst thought was 'Interesting idea' immediately followed by, 'were they just being sarcastic?' I wonder confused

ninathenana Fri 24-May-19 08:13:29

DH who is a gardener for other people wateres our lawn but only in particularly hot dry spells.
Certainly not on a weekly basis.

LullyDully Fri 24-May-19 08:13:37

No , grass takes care of itself. It would be a waste of water imo unless you are at Wimbledon or Lords or a posh golf course.

tanith Fri 24-May-19 08:20:45

Definitely not, it’s certainly wasting water and grass recovers even after a drought.

Pittcity Fri 24-May-19 08:21:19

I'm with Lully

SirChenjin Fri 24-May-19 11:09:30

No - it's a waste of water

BradfordLass72 Fri 24-May-19 11:26:34

I leave that kind of work to Tāwhirimātea , he seems to do quite a good job.

shysal Fri 24-May-19 11:34:29

Definitely not. It will recover as soon as it rains.
The lovely new Thai bride of one of my neighbours is just learning how we garden in this country, but cannot be persuaded that she doesn't need to water grass, and borders containing little more than Forget-me-Nots, twice a day with a hosepipe!

Nonnie Fri 24-May-19 12:12:23

Yes, it will recover but will have more weeds. If you have just seeded parts of it they will need to be kept moist of won't germinate.

nanaK54 Fri 24-May-19 15:02:36

Never have and never will, I would consider that a dreadful waste of water

3dognight Fri 24-May-19 15:09:18

Perhaps just water it if you have new turf laid, or it has just been seeded as previously suggested.

I would say grass is tough and always seems to bounce back.

glammanana Fri 24-May-19 15:13:43

We have never watered the lawns we use the water butts for the water to give the baskets and tubs a well needed water when necessary.

Teetime Fri 24-May-19 15:15:03

NO never- Alan Titchmarsh says grass will always recover and you scorch it if you water it when its very hot. They water the golf greens though. A certain amount is allowed to be taken from the river which runs through it but closely monitored by the Environment Agency.

Marmight Fri 24-May-19 15:22:08

No. Plenty of natural wetness most of the year so I leave it to nature. After last summer's drought there were 3" wide cracks across the lawn which disappeared by autumn after a good dose of rain.

Niobe Fri 24-May-19 16:42:20

As a rule , no but we have just completed an extension and all the building materials lying on the grass left it very patchy. Our builder would store waste materials on it too until there was enough to fill a skip because if a skip is not filled at once all the chancers appear at midnight to fill it with their own rubbish !
We reseeded it and we do water the new grass. Once is long enough to be cut a few times we will stop watering.

lovebeigecardigans1955 Fri 24-May-19 16:47:43

I never ever water the lawn as it will recover when it rains, it can get as yellow as it likes. I water the sunny flower border with watering cans, but that's all.

Resurgam123 Fri 07-Jun-19 23:47:52

I don't water the lawn. It does get wet if I am watering plants in borders but that is it . I will not water our grass.

crazyH Fri 07-Jun-19 23:54:51

BradfordLass, who is Tāwhirimātea? Can I borrow him/her ? Ah , now I remember, you live abroad, don't you? Lucky you !

SpringyChicken Sat 08-Jun-19 06:44:14

I feed the lawn once a year with Miracle Grow so it gets a quick drink then. Otherwise, I don’t water it.

bikergran Sat 08-Jun-19 09:46:45

No as Im on a water meter.

Muttimama Sat 08-Jun-19 10:03:06

Why would you want ‘weed’ control? Let the wildflowers flower! 5 daisies, 2 dandelions and 6 buttercups provide enough food for one bee for one day. Plantlife had a ‘No Mow May’ campaign last month. What’s not to like! Also close mowing dries out your lawn quicker than anything.

MawBroonsback Sat 08-Jun-19 10:12:21

Not on days like today ☔️☔️☔️☔️☔️☔️☔️☔️☔️🤣

Jacinta55 Sat 08-Jun-19 10:35:39

No, its waste of water and unnecessary. Our gardner says 'Mow the lawn every 2-3 days on a medium cut, and leave the clippings on the lawn when its dry to act as a mulch'.
Seems to work for us.

M0nica Sat 08-Jun-19 20:46:30

Only ever water fruit and veg and, occasionally, newly planted trees and shrubs