Is there a best time of day to water?

From 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. is best, but if that isn’t possible, then afternoon waterings are okay. Lawn diseases are more apt to become a problem if you water when sun is absent, so avoid evening waterings. Contrary to the belief of many, daytime watering will not burn the grass—n fact, it actually cools it.

You can get more in-depth information on watering lawns and watering gardens in our basics sections.