With the Summer finally here and the weather taking on some Hot changes in the next few days we thought we would send out this email to help with your watering practices.
In the Summer months your lawn needs 1 1/2" of water per week to be healthy. A suggested weekly watering schedule would be Monday and Thursday in the A.M. one start at 5:00 AM to supply 3/8" of water and then again at 9:00 AM to supply 3/8" of water. Doing this twice a week would equal 1 1/2".
If you don't have an irrigation system, try watering one time a week. Run the sprinkler to supply 3/4 of water, shut if off and wait 2-4 hours and repeat the run time to supply the other 3/4" of water.
We will also be leaving you our "Natures Note" information sheet when were there to do your Summer Fertilization application.
Also, with the warmer weather we will be seeing some "Pythium Blight" disease show up. This is most severe when day time temperatures are above 90 degrees and humidity that persists into the evening over 70 degrees.
Proper fertilization with slow release fertilizer helps keep the grass healthy and better able to with stand Pythium Blight disease. Night time watering can increase the leaf wetness period to lead to the disease. Follow proper watering instructions! Ensure that when mowing the lawn it is mowed at a high level and when dry, preferably in the morning, allowing the grass blades time to heal. Early evening mowing will increase the chance of Pythium Blight as will a dull mower blade.