Cycle and soak is not as common as it should be. It has a huge benefit for many areas and helps to avoid sprinkler runoff.

To maximize water use and prevent runoff, use the cycle and soak method of watering.

For example instead of watering all at once, set your sprinklers to water grass:

Watering in increments gives compacted soil adequate time to soak up water. Once the water from the first round of watering is absorbed, then water again about an hour later. The already moist soil will enable additional water to travel even deeper to the roots and in turn, create a healthier lawn.

Applying too much water in one increment results in the ground reaching a saturation point meaning any additional water will run-off and be wasted.

It usually best if water is penetrating 6 to 8 inches beneath the surface of the soil to encourage deep root growth.

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