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Here's a off the wall question....what time is the best time to run the sprinkler system for our yard?

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Asked by HuntersMom25 at 7:33 AM on Sep. 23, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • In the morning or late evening or night. During the hottest part of the day will scorch the grass when water is applied.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 7:35 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • not so off-the-wall at all - smiles - early morning before the sun comes up - and evening after the sun goes down .. told this by a nursery and it works very well for us ! good luck

    Answer by kaysimon132461 at 7:49 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • yep make sure you do it when its the coolest part of the day also so that the water doesnt evaporate. :)

    Answer by americansugar80 at 7:54 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • We always do ours in the evening so the sun doesn't immediately dry it up.

    Answer by vicesix at 8:12 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • If you run you sprinkler in the evening it will encourage mold and mildew type diseases in your lawn and mushrooms. run it in the morning and the sun will dry it up in the afternoon leaving a drier lawn at night, and hydrated grass all day. GL

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:33 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Agree - the morning is best because the sun won't dry it away or cause it to burn your delicate leaves. Watering in the evening is ok, but you can encourage fungus that like it moist and dark....

    Answer by science_spot at 8:47 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Jewjew and science spot, that's interesting. My lawn specialist is the one who recommended watering in the evening...I will have to ask him about the mold/fungus issue.

    Answer by vicesix at 10:24 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Optimal time is right before dawn, so the water has time to soak into the roots and you will avoid mold and fungus in the lawn since the sun will evaporate any left over surface water.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:33 AM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Early...around 5 am or so. If you do it later as it heats up, the sun will bake your grass.

    Answer by TALuke at 2:59 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

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