Proper watering procedures will decrease the chances of wilting and turning brown. A lawn watered regularly will help maintain lawn color and proper root development. To ensure a healthy green lawn, water approximately 1 to 2 inches per week. By figuring out how much you are watering place a few cans on the lawn while the lawn is being watered. Watering in the morning is more efficient then watering at night. Nighttime watering is usually not recommend because it increases diseases and insect development.