The Grass Authority
The Grass Authority News
Sept 2011

This weekend and next week are expected to be in the mid 80's to 90's.  Please make sure you keep up the watering.  Below is information we sent in the past but thought it might be good to review.


Proper watering instructions:
When watering is required it is suggested that you water heavily but infrequently.  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.


 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 with humidity that persists into  the evening.  Our 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.  Ensure that when mowing the lawn it is mowed at a high (2 1/2") level and dry, preferably in the morning allowing the grass blades time to heal.  Also, early evening mowing will increase the chance of pythium blight as will a dull lawnmower blade.

A quick application update we have started our "late summer fertilizer" application, if you haven't seen us you'll be seeing us soon.

Have a Great Holiday Weekend!



We are monitoring all lawns for both adult cranefly and cranefly larvae.  If application is required we will keep you posted.  Adult cranefly do not damage your lawn, its the larvae that will start to feed on the turf after the fall rains begin.


Please be sure and hand out your VIP coupons to friends and family as soon as possible to recieve your $25.00 cash payout.(no limits)  There are several ways you can refer us. Hand out the coupons, or go online to be sure to include your personal vip code. With a click of your mouse you can send information to your friends via facebook and twitter. If you need help on the website call 503-212-4888.  

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact our office at anytime.




Leisa Aden


The Grass Authority