Summer Lawn Watering Guide for North Texas

Summer is the season your soil loses the most water, and why we recommend watering roughly an hour per week per zone in full sun. One of the biggest mistakes you can make with your lawn’s overall health is to not water properly for the season.

We recommend that you water in 10 minute bursts two days per week at 2 am, 4 am, and 6 am during summer.


These guidelines are for full sun areas. In shaded areas, reduce by half (or more if you have a lot of shade.) Also, remember that many of the newer sprinkler controllers have a seasonal adjustment that is easy to use with our watering guidelines.

Special Note for Frisco, Texas Residents. Frisco has a different water restriction than surrounding cities. In Frisco, you are allowed one watering day per week unless the city website allows a second day (we understand this rarely happens.) We recommend six start times of 10 minutes per week, but instead of three each day, do 3 in the morning and three at night. That will give you 60 minutes per week and keep you in compliance with Frisco’s watering policy.
How to Program Your Sprinkler for Summer Lawn Watering in North Texas.

Need help programming your sprinkler controller? Watch this how to video.

Important Note for Rotary Head Sprinklers and Drip Systems:
If you have rotary head sprinklers (they slowly turn and send out long streams of water), we recommend running twice as long as regular sprinklers since it takes them longer to put out the same amount of water. Drip Zones (drip systems work by maintaining moisture in the soil.) We recommend that they run daily in the summer for ten minutes. Since various drip lines water slightly differently, paying attention to your beds is vital to ensure they get the appropriate amount of water.

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