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When to stop watering new lawns?


I re-established my yard with fescue on Labor Day and it has now produced a lush healthy lawn. Our weather forecast is predicting either frost or freeze in the near future. Will the grass go into dormancy at that point and I can stop watering or should I continue to water well into Fall? - Chuck -


  1. 1 year, 6 months ago

    You should keep watering 1” a week until winter and a hard freeze. If we do not have enough moisture this winter, continue watering when we have warm days monthly until spring. Jane

  2. 1 year, 6 months ago

    Jane is correct. The new grass is still establishing so the tender and young roots will need a good supply of moisture all winter along.


  3. 1 year, 6 months ago

    Thanks! Under normal conditions I am no fan of Winter but this year I really wish for a lot of snow like we had a couple of years ago. We really need it!

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