WATERING YOUR LAWN TIPS
- Always water your lawn in the early morning between the hours of 5am and 9am. This gives your lawn sufficient time to dry out by evening. A wet lawn during the evening hours makes your lawn susceptible to fungal diseases.
- It is better to water less often, but for longer periods of time. This will promote deeper, healthier root systems.
- We recommend watering for 30 minutes 2-3 times each week. The goal is to give your lawn 1-2 inches of water each week during the growing season. If we receive rain, the watering should be reduced. To test the amount of water your lawn is receiving, you can place a few empty tuna fish cans on the lawn. Turn your sprinkler on for 30 minutes. Use a ruler to measure the amount of water is in the tuna fish can. It should be about ½ – 1 inch each watering.
MOWING YOUR LAWN TIPS
- Do not cut your lawn when it is wet. It is best to cut your lawn in the late afternoon after the morning dew has dried out.
- Never remove more than 1/3 of the grass blade at one time. This may result in cutting the lawn twice each week in Spring.
- Be sure your mower blades are sharp. Cutting with dull blades can “shred” the grass blade making it more prone to disease.
- Do not allow clippings to bunch up on the lawn. If the clippings are bunched up, be sure to go back and rake up the excess clippings.
- Mowing height should be kept to at least 3 inches. We prefer to see lawns cut at 3 ½ inches.