Water: The Essential Element
Water Your Lawn Deeply to Keep it Green
Once your grass turns brown from lack of water, it goes dormant--no longer growing--leaving your lawn open to weeds. To keep your lawn healthy during the hot summer months be sure it receives 1" to 1 ½" of water per week--whether from rainfall and/or watering. Most soils should be soaked to a depth of 6" with each watering. A good soaking once or twice a week is better than a light sprinkling every day as this encourages deep root growth. The best time to water is early morning since evaporation rates are lower in cooler temperatures--meaning the water goes into your lawn and not in the air.
Plant a Sapling this Spring?
Protect it with a Tree Gator!
Treegator is a slow release watering system for newly planted trees. The Treegator slowly and evenly delivers a high volume of water directly to the root system of a newly planted tree or shrub with no run-off or evaporation. They work great on new trees and reduce your watering by 50%. With the Treegator, there's no guesswork. Just fill the bag once a week... that's it.
For more summer lawn care tips, read:
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Here are some tips to keep your home mosquito
- Empty and remove containers with standing water.
- When outside, protect family members with products that contain DEET.
- Keep ankles and legs covered to protect again the low-flying varieties.
- Wear light-colored clothes. Believe it or not, mosquitoes such as the Asian Tiger "like" or are "attracted to" dark colored clothing.