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KSL's web site used to have a link to a lawn watering guide that listed how much water we need to put down and how often. It also showed how we were doing conserving water this year compared to normal use, etc. I don't see these links on the weather web page, are they gone or am I just missing the link? If it has been deleted, I would greatly appreciate having it on there again. A great and valuable tool. Thanks, Vaughn G.


I am looking for a link to project how much water for my lawn is needed each week. Where will I find it? B.


A lot of people over water your lawn so we can avoid that by using a watering guide. Or basically, just looking at how much rain your lawn has received lately. If you don't have a weather sensor there's a couple of ways to do this. You can also do the screw driver test. Just take a screw driver, stick it in your grass, if it doesn't go in easily, your lawn probably needs water.

The links on the right will take you some lawn watering info from the Utah Division of Water Resources. If you check this page once a week you can find out weekly how much water your lawn needs.

Checking other local weather sensors is always fun too. By using you can type in your city and link up to local sensors in your area.

If you don't understand how much a 1/2 inch of water is on your lawn, you can check out the watering guide or you can just put some cups out in your lawn while you run the sprinklers.

Always water in the evening, night or early morning hours and check your sprinklers to be sure they aren't watering the street!

If you're thinking of pulling out one area of your lawn to make it water wise you can start with the parking strip area. There's info on that on the right as well.

Answered by KSL Meteorologist Dina Freedman.

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