Turf Tips Blog
Turn Your Water On!
Now is the time to properly schedule irrigation for your lawn and ornamentals.
Soil can dry out quickly as we transition from spring to summer. Stay ahead of dry conditions by being ready to water.
Conserve water by knowing when to water your lawn. Irrigation can be performed at any time of the day or night as long as the rate of water application does not exceed the infiltration capacity of the soil.
IRRIGATION IS AN ART; IF ONE IS SUCCESSFUL WITH AN EXISTING
WATERING SCHEDULE, THEN DO NOT CHANGE.
Get Ready for Lawn Mowing
Mowing is one of the most basic practices to keep your lawn healthy. The next few weeks are a great time to make sure your mower is ready for the upcoming mowing season. Make sure you have your blades sharpened before you resume a regular mowing schedule. A sharp mower cuts blades cleanly, while a dull blade shreds the tips which then dry out, leaving a grayish appearance becoming unsightly. Mow at between 2.5″ and 2.75″ the first couple of times to help remove winter kill and snow mold damage.
Many people mow their lawn too short, inviting weeds, diseases and insect damage. Mowing should provide a pleasing appearance while promoting overall lawn health by promoting root and leaf development. A high density lawn prevents crabgrass and broadleaf weed invasion. For proper mowing techniques contact a Land-Art representative. A spring mowing of your lawn will promote an early greening.
- Always follow the 1/3 rule: never mow off more than 1/3 of the turf at a time
- Mowing frequency needs to increase when grass is growing at higher rates
- Sharpen blade(s) and tune your mower up now in preparation for the mowing season.
Cultural Strategies for Controlling Crabgrass
- Strategy 1: Avoid establishing turf from seed at the time crabgrass normally is germinating. Avoid any disturbance of a pre-emergence barrier. Irrigate to avoid wilting of turf.
- Strategy 2: Raise mowing height slightly at the time crabgrass seed is germinating, lower height of cut and collect clippings during the time that crabgrass is setting seed.
Strategy 3: Always follow good cultural practices; mowing, irrigating, and the Land–Art fertilization program all season long.
- Strategy 4: Utilizing both pre-emergence and post emergent products.
Winter Seasonal Tips
Some winter season tips to help keep your landscape it’s healthiest:
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