When is the best time to water my lawn?
Try to water your lawn as early as you can, a wet lawn at night can be bad, fungus grows in wet, dark area which can result in lawn disease. Lastly during the morning the temperature is cooler which reduces the amount of evaporation saving you money.
How often should I water my lawn?
You want your lawn to have about 1" to 1 1/2" of water per week, depending on the weather, you may need to water your lawn more during the hot season.
How long should I water to get one inch?
We can't tell you that because every sprinkler system is different. However, you can figure it out yourself, take a tuna can which should be 1" (eat the tuna first, of course), place the can where the sprinkler is hitting. And wait until the tuna can has about a half inch of water. The time it took will indicate how long you will need to water your lawn (at least twice a week but no more than three times a week). Remember, the hotter the temperature the more you should water your lawn.
Aeration involves creating small holes in your lawn; it allows oxygen, water and nutrients to reach the root of your grass.
It is important to aerate your lawn once a year; the best time to do so is during the growing season as it allows for your lawn to heal and fill in any open areas.
How do I know if my lawn needs to be aerated?
If your lawn is used frequently- A large amount of traffic causes your dirt to compress.
If your lawn dries quickly or if it has a spongy feel.
If your lawn has an excessive amount of thatch. Remove a slice that is about 4 inches deep from your lawn, If the thatch layer is greater than one-half inch, aeration is recommended.
What causes injury to grass?
* Foot traffic.
* Dog Urine.
* Compacted soil.
* Mowing too low.
* Too much water or too little water.
* Dull blades.
* A Lack or an excess amount of fertilizers.
* An excess amount of pesticide use
How do I prevent Turf disease?
* Grow the proper Turf grass for your environment.
* Perform regular soil tests (3-5 years).
* Follow a fertilizing plan specific to your turfgrass.
* Mow in a different pattern each time you mow.
* Aerate your lawn.
* Remove pests and weeds before they become a larger issue.
* Lack of irrigation or too much irrigation.
* Dog urine burn.
* a chemical or a gas spill
*fertilizers or chemicals that have been applied improperly
*Lack of fertilizers