Did you know your lawn needs about an inch of water per week to stay healthy? While most of us are sure to water our house plants, our lawns don’t always receive the same attention. Despite some recent rain, many lawns are under some drought stress. Those of you who are using our Water Savers program have some extra drought protection already.
As drought conditions continue, there are a few things you need to remember:
- Your lawn needs about 1 inch 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 manually, set your sprinkler up to water about 40 minutes per section every third day
- Now is not the time to skip applications. Some insect damage mimics drought stress. Your lawn tech will be checking the lawn for insects, treating weeds, and maybe applying your preventive grub control. Our applications will also help your stressed lawn recover faster once we do get more rain.
- 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 needs extra attention, don’t hesitate to contact us for a service call.