Watering
everything for lawn care all in one place
providing dependable & original lawn tips since 2008
The Lawn Guide
Lawn Watering
Watering too often

Excessive Watering Of Lawns

When we talk about excessive watering, we are talking about the problems that result from the ongoing and frequent application of too much water onto our lawns. So lets look at all the problems which can occur with lawns when we are watering our turf too frequently and with too much water.


Lack Of Oxygen In The Soil

An essential requirement of healthy lawns is the ability of the lawn to receive oxygen from within its soil. When excessive amounts of water exist in the soil for too long, the water displaces the oxygen, essentially drowning the turf and prohibiting it from receiving the oxygen it requires for life.


Damage From Sogginess

Excessive amounts of water existing near the lawn's surface will cause the lawn structure, and the soil beneath it, to remain soft for longer periods of time. Any usage of the lawn when it is in this condition, by people, pets, cars, bikes can easily damage or even kill the lawn in the affected area.


Lawn Compaction

Following the points above, usage of the lawn in the form of human traffic or play when the lawn remains soft and wet, will increase the effects of compaction on the lawn. The results are lack of available oxygen in the soil, difficulty of the lawn to set down or maintain a healthy root system, and increased water retention and sogginess.


Excessive Lawn Growth

The last point here also has the most resulting implications than the others already covered.

When excessive watering is combined with available nutrients in the soil, either naturally occurring or from fertiliser, and soil and air warmth, the results can be fast and excessive growth for the lawn.

The damage caused by excessive lawn growth, and the solutions to repair the problems that occur, are another topic altogether and will be covered in a separate article.





All content original and copyright
The Lawn Guide
Lawn Care Tips
you may also like one of
these lawn care articles...
General Lawn Care
IMAGE
Recycling Lawn Clippings in the Garden Recycling Our Lawn Clippings...
IMAGE
'New Content' By Todd Layt 1. Mowing a lawn in a shaded area There is...
IMAGE
Fertilisers are food for lawns The Role Of Lawn Fertilisers We see...
Lawn Repair
IMAGE
A Vertimowing / Scarifying Machine What is Vertimowing or Lawn...
IMAGE
Lawn scalped due to infrequent mowing Why Lawns Get Scalped Lawns or...
IMAGE
What Is Soil pH Soil pH is the level of acidity or alkalinity in our...
Lawn Watering
IMAGE
Adjusting From Excessive Watering Reducing Excessive Water Usage We...
IMAGE
When to water lawns Water Requirements For Lawns Generally speaking,...
IMAGE
Watering too often Excessive Watering Of Lawns When we talk about...
Lawn Mowing
IMAGE
Long periods between mowing shouldbe avoided to maintain good lawn...
IMAGE
Lawn mower maintenance Preparing For A New Lawn Mowing Season Spring...
IMAGE
Raise Mowing Heights For Soft Buffalo Lawns One of the biggest...
Weeds | Pests | Diseases
IMAGE
'New Content' By Kate Wall All herbicides will be more effective in...
IMAGE
'New Content' By Kate Wall A large part of a well-kept lawn is weed...
IMAGE
How To Kill Army Worms Army worms are a caterpillar infestation which...
Lawn Varieties
IMAGE
What Is A Drought Tolerant Lawn The drought tolerance of lawns refers...
IMAGE
A warm season Couch lawn What Are Warm Season Grasses Grasses are...
IMAGE
Mondo or Liriope as a lawn alternative Mondo Grass and Liriope Often...
THE LAWN GUIDE ©


Lawn watering discusses correct lawn watering, wetting agents, lawn disease factors, and more for optimum lawn health health
independent lawn care tips for australian lawns

Lawn Care Facts
Lawn Fact:
Frequent shallow watering promotes a shallow root system that struggles for life under heat stress. A lawn constantly under stress will send out masses of seed heads, be weak and easily damaged, be slow to repair, and be far more susceptible to diseases and weeds.
Professional lawn care videos sharing quality lawn care tips in an easy video format - click to watch
killing & keeping weeds from lawns video
meanings to the most common terms
used in lawn care practices in australia
Lawn Care Expert
Respected Australian turf and plant breeder Todd Layt shares expert lawn care advice with lawn lovers
LINK TO THE LAWN GUIDE
Grab this image and link to Australia's original & favourite source of quality lawn care tips
THE BUFFALO LAWN CARE SITE
Lawn care tips for Australia's favourite shade grass
Organic lawn care advice to create environmental benefit from our lawns
IMAGE
Good Lawn Care Is Key To Preventing Weeds As people who take the ideals of organic lawn care...
IMAGE
Organic lawn grub control How to Organically Control Lawn Grubs. Lawn grubs can become a real...
IMAGE
The Problems Caused By Shaded Lawns As we continue to look at preventative means to maintain a...
A low maintenance and environmentally friendly lawn for all warmer regions
IMAGE
One Council park using common Kikuyu Time To Switch Our Parks To Zoysia We're going to take a...
IMAGE
Zoysia Grass Has Warm Origins Zoysia grasses all derive from warm and often tropical regions,...
IMAGE
The best regions to grow Zoysia Where Can I Grow Zoysia In Australia Zoysia grass does its...
Lawn care discussions and observations in a friendly blog format from The Lawn Guide
IMAGE
Lawn Club is a new lawn care, lawn mowing, and gardening contractors business information...
IMAGE
Understanding Couch Grass In Queensland Like so many other aspects of Australian life, prior...
IMAGE
Where Do Lawns Come From We're all very accustomed to our lawns these days, they seem to be...

Lawn Care Topics
the lawn guide ~ australia's leading source of quality lawn care information