By Leann Sato, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener
Gotta spring in your step? Use the step test to check if the lawn needs watering. First, step on the lawn. If grass returns upright or springs back, then wait to water. Grass that stays flat can be sprinkled with one to one and a half inches of water early in the morning or late afternoon. Dry grass may also appear grayish instead of green or have curled blades. Avoid overwatering the lawn with the spring-back test.