Avoid the scorch: It’s time to water your lawn

We haven’t had much significant rain in the last several days. The weather looks dry for the next week or two. While a sunny, warm day is perfect for a day at the pool, it’s not good for your grass. Just like your other plants, grass needs water to thrive.

  • Your lawn needs about 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week
  • If you have automatic sprinklers, they should be on now
  • Aim to water every other day for about 30-40 minutes per zone
  • Water more in sunny areas, less in shady spots
  • If you are watering by hand, set your sprinkler up to water about 40 minutes per section every 3rd day
  • Keep mowing high
  • Longer grass blades = longer roots.
  • Longer roots can access water more easily.
  • Also, higher grass shades your soil better, leading to fewer weeds and crabgrass.

If your lawn starts to go into stress, our techs will make adjustments to your program automatically! Please don’t delay applications as weeds still need to be treated and we want to check for insects (some insect damage looks just like drought stress). If you have any questions, please send us an email or give us a call at 1-800-294-5296.

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