It’s a very common question and the short answer is no! In my almost 20 years of doing this I have never burnt a lawn. In fact when you lay a new lawn the water corporation gives you a watering exemption to water up to 3 times a day for a number of weeks to establish the lawn.
Here is some useful information below.
The Best Time to Water:
Watering your grass at the right time of day is crucial for optimal growth and minimising water waste. While many factors come into play, the early morning is widely regarded as the best time to water your lawn. The cool temperatures and calm winds allow for efficient absorption, reducing water loss due to evaporation. Aim to complete your watering session before 9am to maximise the benefits. The Water Corporation in Perth, Australia, allows watering on your scheduled water day of 10mm
- Morning: 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM
- Evening: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Watering in the Sun: Myths Debunked:
Contrary to popular belief, watering your lawn during the sunniest hours of the day does not result in immediate burning of the grass. However, it is not an ideal practice due to increased water evaporation. When water droplets sit on grass blades under the sun’s intense rays, they can act as magnifying glasses, potentially intensifying the sun’s energy and causing leaf scorch.