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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer & Drought Conditions
DroughtStress_CoolSeasonTurf.jpgWell, summer is certainly here! But unfortunately along with it we are experiencing some severe drought and heat stress, worst we've seen here since 2002.  As this is no doubt an unsightly condition, it can also be destructive and degrade the quality of your turf and ornamental plantings.  Lawns can enter a so called Dormancy condition, where the turf has a bleached out tan color, yet still be alive from the crown of the plant down. This dormancy will vary from site to site and in different soil condition, but we have found on average the cool season turf of our MA lawns can survive up to 4 weeks like this with as little as 1/2" of water every 2 weeks. With lesser amounts of water and/or longer periods, the plants can start to die off, and some varities will start clumping together to shade themselves; severe weed pressure will often take hold at this point. Be aware, a severly dried out landscape (mulch + turf) can be a fire hazard. Many of us have made an investment in our landscapes and property values, so lets try to protect it!

Some Helpfull Tips
-Keep watering! even if your turf is bronwing- still water to keep the lower portion of the plant alive and speed recovery when conditions improve-- 1 1/2" per week is best - but anything is better than none
-consider an in-ground automatic sprinkler system
-water large quantity with less frequency
- Keep your turf cut High  3 1/2 - 4 1/2 "
- Keep your blades sharp, to reduce turf injury and blade dry out when mowing
- Do NOT mow & limit activity in extreme heat and sunny conditions- to prevent a condition known as heat tracking

Some fall recovery tips
-Core aerate, your soil is likely going to be rock solid after this dry spell- this will help loosen the soil,  create a seed bed, and help manage thatch, and allow deep watering into the root zone where its needed. spring and fall is best for this
-Reseed, fall is the best time to establish some new grass plants and help fill in any of those thinned out areas in your lawn
-repair the notoriuos dry spots(sandy soil) add loam / compost over these sandy hot spots and reseed- this will improve growing conditions and help with moisture retention
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ITS BEEN A LONG HARD WINTER, AND SPRING IS FINALLY AROUND THE CORNER!  AS THE SNOW COVER SLOWLY MELTS AWAY, THERE MAY BE A FEW SURPRISES LEFT BEHIND. 

 YOU MAY SEE SOME UNSIGHTLY DAMAGE FROM

  • SNOW PLOWING AND REMOVAL
  • SALT AND CHEMICAL ICE MELT
  • SNOW MOLD LAWN DISEASE
  • WINTER KILL TO TURF PLANTS

JBTURF RECOMMEND THAT YOU REMOVE DEBRIS THEN RAKE OUT OR DETHATCH YOUR LAWN ASAP.  THIS WILL HELP BREAK UP MATTED DOWN AREAS, AND ALLOW AIR INTO THE THATCH AND ROOT ZONE. WE RECOMMEND A GYPSUM APPLICATION FOR SALT OR PET DAMAGED TURF.  AS TEMPERATURES RISE AND THE TURF IS FERTILIZED, YOU WILL LIKELY SEE SOME REGROWTH IN THESE DAMAGED AREAS.  IF DEEMED NECESSARY, THE TURF MAY NEED TO BE RESEEDED. THOUGH FALL IS THE BEST TIME FOR RESEEDING, SEVERE DAMAGE MAY NEED TO BE SEEDED RIGHT AWAY.


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