Watering. Water is absolutely critical! Increase your watering time so that you are watering DEEPLY. In dry and hardened soils, it's important that the water gets to the roots of the turf. It may take more time for the water to penetrate dry and hardened soils, so watering for longer periods is important. Also, water very early in the morning. We recommend starting your watering cycle at 4:00am each morning during the hot weather. Avoid watering during the middle of the day as rapid evaporation makes the watering wasteful. If you do need to water later, so do in the late afternoon.