Tips from Toby – Early Fall Dormancy
The extremely dry October along with the warmer temperatures have left some pretty brown lawns all over town. It's easy to mistake this for heat stress, but our lawns are so dry they are actually going dormant early. Lawns usually don't start going dormant until early December, so letting them go to sleep now means they won't thicken, gain strength and absorb nutrients throughout the Winter leaving sparse and unhealthy lawns next Spring. We need water and Toby tells you what to do and how to get those lawns to wake up and be healthy again.
Tips from Toby – Spring & Summer Watering
It's the lifeblood of our lawns, landscape and even foundation of our homes - but most of us don't water properly. Watering too much is often worse than not watering at all. Do you know how much you should be watering? How much rainfall did you get at your home this week? Do you water around your foundation? These are all important things to know to have a healthy lawn and home. It is all of our duty to water responsibly as water becomes an every more valuable commodity - but even if you're not in the mood to be "green", keep in mind - you will save a lot of money by watering properly and avoiding damage to your lawns, plants and home, so either way - we all win!
Seeded Lawn Fall Wrap Up
If you seeded your lawn in September - you're probably seeing some great growth and germination. But, our work is not over yet. Check out those pesky weeds. What should you do about those? Have you fertilized for the second or third time yet this year?
Have you been watering enough (many lawns are seeing signs of dryness and heat stress. Watch the tip and find out the easy steps to finish this season on a high note and give your lawn the boost it needs to be fantastic next Spring!
Does Your Watering Measure Up?
It's that time of year where just a day or two of hot sun and are lawns are browning up. Most of us run to turn on the sprinklers and that's where a lot of overwatering, disease and waste happens. Learn to water correctly by using a rain gauge to measure both weekly rain and your sprinkler system output. We'll also show you how harmful it can be to overwater.
Rain Gauge + Watering
With the wet Spring and now hot, humid temps on the way it's time to check out how much water we are getting each week. Our lawns need 2" of water per week and making sure you are getting the right amount when it's not raining is essential. We show you proper use of a rain guage, how to check for proper sprinkler coverage and some tips to help you avoid disease problems. Watch now and learn a lot!