Everyone knows you have to water your lawn. However, not everyone knows how, when, where, and why different parts of your lawn may need to be watered. Watering is important, but there is a fine line between too much and too little. Our professional tips will help you get started watering with confidence so that your lawn will be a healthy, green, lush lawn this summer.
Everyone likes to have fun with their kids watering rocks and hardscapes. This hardly, gets your lawn and landscapes the right water levels it needs to be healthy. Water in the morning as the sun is coming up. A lot of people water at night and this allows for fungus to grow because the blades of grass stay wet for too long. In the afternoon hours, too much evaporation occurs and your lawn will not get the intended amount of water you were putting on it.
Make sure the grass length when mowing is at a high setting. This keeps the grass cooler because it can shade each other. Mowing short can cause weeds, fungus, and heat stress on a lawn. With the grass at the proper length, your watering will help grass stretch deeper into the soil and fight off weeds and disease.
The watering is just beginning, and for many of you this means turning on your sprinkler system after a long winter. It is important the first time you turn them on to be outside and to see that each sprinkler head is working properly and covering the areas they are supposed to. A nice cleaning of the sprinkler head may be needed, or you may need to replace other sprinkler heads that are not working. If adjustments are need to be made on sprinklers, you can manually adjust them.
The website http://www.ehow.com/adjusting-sprinkler-heads/ has a good info on where you can enter your sprinkler type and they’ll tell how to adjust them yourself. Or you can call a professional company in St. Louis to come evaluate how your sprinklers are working.
Give ‘TLC’ to Dry and Dying Spots
Certain areas of your lawn can be dry or unsightly. If an area looks bare, you may need to water it more manually. You can check the dirt to see if it is dry by putting a screw driver in the area and see if the soil is dry. he area that is dry, but receiving, also may need to aerate the area to ensure the water is penetrating the surface of the area and getting to the roots. If either of these options is not making an area come back to life, you may have a form of lawn disease. A professional may need to evaluate what options you have for the area.
Whether it is a small patch of grass or your whole lawn, watering is an essential part of its health. Watering season is upon us in St. Louis, and we hope our tips on watering your lawn will ensure you care for your lawn and landscape like a professional.