How should I schedule the run times on my automatic sprinkler system?

Watering your lawn is very important to the overall health of the turfgrass and to ensure that the treatments you have paid for do their work. If fertilizer is not watered into the lawn – either through rain or your sprinklers, it cannot provide the nutrients your lawn needs. 


The best time to water is right before sunrise. This allows the water time to penetrate the lawn before the heat of the sun hits it. Michigan lawns typically need approximately 1” of water per week.  A long thorough soaking is better than many short waterings