The biggest chance of damage to your lawn during the winter comes from Mother Nature in the form of extremely low temperatures and the lack of rainfall. While you can't do anything about the winter temperatures, your lawn still needs sufficient moisture if it consists of Bermuda, St Augustine or Centipede grass.
Although during dormancy, the grass turns brown; the roots still need water requirements. During cold winter conditions, watering your lawn is significantly less than other seasons. The rule is to at least water once a week. You will damage your lawn if you choose to not water at all. If temperatures reach extreme cold conditions, be sure to wait until the temperatures reach at least 40 degrees, so the water will not freeze.
If we experience prolonged dry periods this winter, check the moisture in your lawn by probing the soil to a depth of 5 to 6 inches with a screwdriver. If the soil is dry, apply enough water to moisten the soil to a depth of 4 to 5 inches. Adequate moisture will help your lawn survive any extreme cold spells that may occur all season long.
Do Not List
Do not depend on rain for watering procedures
Do not over water the lawn during the winter
Do not water during the night time
Do not water daily
Do not leave the sprinklers on all day
Contact your local Lawn Doctor for proper watering tips and suggestions.