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  • Well in England we don't need to water them, nature seams to be taking care of it for us. But if its hot and sunny where you are, then in the evening, otherwise the water will just evaporate and the lawn will end up seeing very little of it. :-)
  • As long as the sun is not heating the ground, it is the same, it doesn't make a difference. It is the hot sun the element that doesn't mix with watering plants.
  • According to a pamphlet from our water department, "Water in the early morning and in the evening, and avoid watering on windy days. This will minimize evaporation" as long as you avoid the heat of the day.
  • I've heard it's better after the sun goes down so the water has a chance to soak in before it evaporates.
  • I was told, and I think I read it in Western Sunset Garden book, water in the morning right before sunrise - plenty of time for the water to soak in, and the rising sun will dry any remaining droplets from the leaves, preventing rot. It has been working well for me for years...
  • I know with a garden you always try to water in the a.m.. Wet foliage at night is too tempting for the leaf eating creatures, also darkness and moisture promotes basteria and molds.
  • ... while the sun is down would be best ...
  • I water my weeds twice a week. Afraid to use weed killer as it may all go away.
  • It is best to water your lawn in early morning, this will depend on the type of turf you have C3 (cool season turfs including bent, fescue, and bluegrass) and C4 (warm season turf grasses including bermuda, zoysia, etc) By watering your lawn in the early morning you reduce the amount of evapotranspiration that occurs. By this I mean the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration from the earth's land surface to atmosphere. This will ensure that you get water to the root system that is critical during the summer months. Also you reduce the fungi and disease that can occur on leaf blades especially on cool season turf by applying irragation in the morning.
  • The morning less will evaporate. Plus you won't be exhausted also...
  • Water early in the morning. Less evaporation, less wind, and less disease. If you water in the evening the grass will be wet all night long, promoting fungal disease.

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