Consider the Cycle and Soak method for watering
your lawn. Our soils contain a large amount of clay, making it tough for
water to soak in. The Cycle and Soak technique is an efficient method for
irrigating lawns, greatly reducing runoff and water waste. If you water
your grass three times for four minutes each time, with an hour in between
cycles, your lawn will actually absorb more water than if you let the
sprinklers run for twelve minutes straight. Most automatic sprinkler systems
can be set up for the Cycle and Soak method.