Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Summer is here!
5:54 pm edt
well no doubt about it, its summer time. luckily we had some good rains a week ago that really helped alot of struggling
turf. We have seen numerous cases of lawn disease showing in many areas, most prominent are dollar spot and brown patch
disease. these are highly destructive and fast moving and often warrant fungicide applications-- please contact us to
schedule this for you. Lawn disease often rears its head on stressed turf such as drought or heat stress. also during
times of warm nights and high humidity or wetness creates an optimal breeding ground for it. Hope everyones having a
some tips for this time of year.
-Do NOT mow your
lawn during the heat of the day when it s hot- aviod the hours of 11 am - 4 pm when its
90 degrees or above.
continue to mow you turf at 3 or 3 1/2" at regular intervals.
-Do not discontinue mowing entirely during times
of slow gowth. dont leave your turf long.
-start watering cycles at about 3 am - aviod late day/ early evening watering.
NOT remove clippings- discharge / mulch mow
-notorious hot spots or drought prone areas may be watered an additional
time on hot days,
12-1 pm is good and run for 15 minutes per rotor zone. 5 minutes per spray head / mister zones.
water in any treatments made to your lawn as instructed, some products such as grub control will NOT work unless you properly
water in within 72 hours.
- Make sure you have a functioning rain sensor or soil moisture meter for your sprinkler system-
and that its turned ON