Turf Tips Blog
Developing Deep-Rooted Strong Turfgrass
Several rules of thumb for developing deep-rooted strong turfgrass that will survive all weather cycles include:
Please read Land-Art treatment information inserts for the proper cultural practices that you need to follow for a more desirable year long lawn. These information inserts can be requested by contacting us through our website: www.landartinc.com.
Turn Your Water On!
Now is the time to properly schedule irrigation for your lawn and ornamentals.
Soil can dry out quickly as we transition from spring to summer. Stay ahead of dry conditions by being ready to water.
Conserve water by knowing when to water your lawn. Irrigation can be performed at any time of the day or night as long as the rate of water application does not exceed the infiltration capacity of the soil.
IRRIGATION IS AN ART; IF ONE IS SUCCESSFUL WITH AN EXISTING
WATERING SCHEDULE, THEN DO NOT CHANGE.
|Maintaining a healthy lawn requires proper fertility. A lawn fertilization schedule should be adjusted to the health of the lawn and the owners objective for a quality food looking lawn. A high quality lawn requires timely scheduled lawn treatments of slow release granular turf nutrients, proper selective weed control and insect pest management. Start your season off early with a spring treatment of turf fertilizer and crabgrass weed preventer.|
Get Ready for Lawn Mowing
Mowing is one of the most basic practices to keep your lawn healthy. The next few weeks are a great time to make sure your mower is ready for the upcoming mowing season. Make sure you have your blades sharpened before you resume a regular mowing schedule. A sharp mower cuts blades cleanly, while a dull blade shreds the tips which then dry out leaving a grayish appearance becoming unsightly Mow at between 2.5″ and 2.75″ the first couple of times to help remove winter kill and snow mold damage.
Many people mow their lawn too short, inviting weeds, diseases and insect damage. Mowing should provide a pleasing appearance while promoting overall lawn health by promoting root and leaf development. A high density lawn prevents crabgrass and broadleaf weed invasion. For proper mowing techniques contact a Land-Art representative. A spring mowing of your lawn will promote an early greening.