Despite what many homeowners may think, it is possible to overwater a lawn. In fact, too much water often results in similar issues that can occur when a lawn is underwatered. These issues can include dry patches and yellowing grass. Also, soggy spots on a lawn signify that there is too much water for the lawn to absorb and can even lead to the growth of more weeds.
Once homeowners notice these issues, they can work on improving the overwatering situation. These steps may include cutting back on lawn irrigation to ensure a lawn is sufficiently hydrated without overdoing it. Lawn treatment services that correct yellow patches or thatching may also be necessary, as well as aeration of a lawn to minimize soil compaction and promote root growth.
Finally, leaving the lawn slightly thirsty is better than overwatering it. The lack of moisture encourages the grass to grow deeper roots in search of nutrients, thereby creating a healthier and more resilient lawn. Most lawns only need about one inch of water every week to stay healthy.