As a homeowner, you should take precautions to minimize the long-term impact of a damaged lawn. A stressed lawn is subject to weeds, grubs, and complete die-off if the root systems are severely damaged. To water a brown lawn back to health, start with a steady watering schedule — typically 2 hours every few days (approximately 1 inch of water) — and be careful not to over-water. It may take a lawn 3-4 weeks to return to its beautiful green color. Areas that are in really bad shape may need to be reseeded, but experts advise waitng until the cooler fall weather so that the new grass isn't just burned up in the heat.
St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia Watering Time Limits through August 31: Even numbered addresses may sprinkle on even-numbered days, odd numbered addresses may sprinkle on odd- numbered days, from 12 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.. No watering from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hand watering of pots and gardens is allowed at any time. Newly seeded or sodded lawns may be watered more often by special permit so contact your local water department for more information.