Drench or a quick soak? How long to spend watering a lawn

A woman waters a lawn and flowerbed with a hosepipe
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The question of how long to spend watering a lawn is at the forefront of our minds as temperatures soar. Watering helps maintain a lush and green lawn, but knowing how long to water your lawn for is dependent on several factors.

Investing in the best water butts to collect and reuse rainwater will ensure a sustainable supply of water throughout summer. But researching the best time of day to water your lawn and knowing what type of grass you have is also key to keeping your lawn healthy in the heat. 

Gabriella Dyson
Assistant Editor

Gabriella is Homebuilding & Renovating's Assistant Editor. She is a DIY enthusiast and a lover of all things interior design. She’s spent the past decade crafting copy for regional publications, award-winning architects, and leading UK homeware brands. 

She has a particular passion for historic buildings and listed properties, and she is currently in the process of renovating a Grade II-listed Victorian coach house in the West Country. At Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine, Gabriella is responsible for curating the magazine's home case studies and regularly contributes to the Homebuilding website.