How much should you water your lawn this week?

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) Do you know how much water your lawn needs this week? The Division of Water Resources does. 

Every Friday, experts will release a Lawn Watering Guide based on scientific data collected from around the state. 

Susan Veatch is striving for a picture perfect yard. 

“It’s brand new sod,” said the Sugar House homeowner.

It requires a little extra TLC now. Once, it takes root, she expects to t once it takes root, she’ll water…

“I’ll probably do it once a week, early in the morning or late at night, about 15 or 20 minutes max,” Veatch said. 

That’s exactly what the latest Lawn Watering Guide recommends for landscapes most northern Utah counties. 

“It takes the guesswork out of watering decisions,” Division of Water Resources’ Joshua Palmer said. 

The recommendations come from extensive research and specific plant needs. Experts even consider the weekend rainstorms.

“We feel like people are trying to create the perfect ecosystem for Shrek when in all reality, what you need to do is have enough water for those roots to dig down and get it,” said Palmer.

If Utahns take the recommendations, experts say we all could save more than 20 billion gallons of water. A good goal after a dry winter. 

“It’s going to be pretty desperate this summer if we aren’t careful,” Veatch said. 

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