I’m a gardening expert and my simple screwdriver test instantly shows if your lawn really needs a water | The Sun

WHEN the weather heats up you probably give the plants in your garden some extra water to keep them looking lush.

But you might be neglecting to give your lawn the same attention, and it's probably so dry because of it.

If you're unsure whether your lawn is too dry, there's a simple trick you can try for yourself.

Chris McIlroy, lawn expert at The Grass People revealed that all you need to see if your grass needs extra watering is a screwdriver.

He explained: “There is a simple test you can do to check that your lawn is effectively hydrated enough. 

“To do this, drive a screwdriver into the soil. 

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“If it can reach up to six or seven inches deep it's perfect – if not, keep watering."

Of course, watering your lawn can take up a lot of time, especially if you've got a large garden, using a sprinkler is a cheap and easy way to get the job done.

For the best results water your lawn first thing in the morning, before the sun has chance to heat everything up.

Carlos Real, Lawn Care Expert and Managing Director of Total Lawn said: “When watering, think about it more like soaking the soil, rather than watering the grass blades.

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It is very hard to over-water your lawn, so don't hold back.”

If watering your lawn regularly isn't something you can commit it, the pro also recommended avoiding mowing frequently.

“That's because heat causes additional stress on the lawn, and mowing will only add to this as it tries to recover," he explained.

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