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A Guide to Watering Your Lawn

It’s that time of year again where we are all wanting the greenest lawn in the neighborhood, right? There really isn’t anything like morning dew and the smell of freshly cut grass.

CBH is here to help guide you to achieving and maintaining the best yard.

Here are the MAXIMUM CBH Watering Guidelines for newer yards:


*Some of our communities already have pre-determined watering schedule. Please check with your HOA to confirm before you start watering.

Did we mention that those are the maximum watering times?  Over watering your lawn is just as bad as under watering it. If you have water running over the sidewalks, you could be over watering. If you have puddling, you could be over watering. It’s very easy to over water your lawn. However, doing so can cause a lot of issues, like flooding. If you flood your lawn, you might also be flooding your neighbors lawn and we definitely don’t want either of those things.

If you have an established lawn, your watering times will reduce!

Set yourself up for success and get your sprinkler clock set right:

Here are few tips and tricks to live by:


In early Spring, watering can be pretty easy. Around March/April, we typically get enough rain to maintain your lawn. It is possible we have a dry Spring. In this case, watering twice a week for 10 minutes is plenty.


The season we all anxiously wait for! Summer officially begins in June, but here in Idaho we see hot temperatures starting as early as May! We’ve put together our example watering schedule below, but every lawn is different. Check out this video to learn how to prevent puddles and how to adjust your pop up sprinklers. Have questions? Reach out! We want to help avoid over watering!

This video covers everything you need to know from Sprinklers, Watering Times, Irrigation and more!


Fall is the time to dial back your watering. As temperatures fall, you should start to remove watering days from your schedule. Typically you’ll see irrigation be turned off anyway. It’s never a bad idea to have a few small sprinklers handy just in case irrigation is turned off, but you need to give your lawn a little water before it goes to sleep for the fall/winter.

Here are some other rules of thumb:

  • Grass that isn’t getting enough water will look blue/gray
  • Shady areas of your lawn need less water (don’t forget it)
  • A healthy lawn should always be just a little thirsty