Summer is here!
Well no doubt about it, it’s summertime. Luckily we had some good rains a week ago that really helped a lot 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 turfs such as drought or heat stress. Also during times of warm nights and high humidity or wetness creates an optimal breeding ground for it. We hope everyone’s having a great summer!
JBTurf’s Summer Lawn Tips:
- Do not mow your lawn during the heat of the day. Avoid mowing between the hours of 11:00 AM-4:00 PM when it’s 90 degrees or above.
- Do continue to mow your turf at 3″ or 3 1/2″ at regular intervals.
- Do not discontinue mowing entirely during times of slow growth. Don’t leave your turf long.
- Start watering cycles at about 3:00 AM and never water your lawn late in the day or in the early evening.
- Do not remove clippings from your lawn while mowing. Discharge/mulch them back into your lawn as they act as a natural fertilizer.
- Notorious hot spots or drought-prone areas may be watered an additional time on hot days, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM is a good time to run your sprinkler system for 15 minutes per rotor zone and 5 minutes per spray head/mister zone.
- Do 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 it’s turned on!
If you’d like our expert advice or would like us to care for your lawn, contact us today!