Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Watering: How much water does a lawn need?

For healthy Fescue, deep and infrequent watering maintains a healthy root system and reduces weed infestations. Applying 1 – 1.25 inches of water per week is often difficult to achieve in a single watering. Therefore, smaller amounts of water applied every other day, no more than 2-3 days a week, is recommended to allow water to soak into the soil without causing runoff. To measure the amount of water being applied, place several cans (tuna cans work great) around the lawn.

These should all catch the same amount, indicating even watering coverage. Watering ½ to ¾ of an inch, 2-3 times per week, is generally sufficient. In times of excessive drought, higher amounts of water may be needed to keep fescue from going dormant. Do not water every day as this causes turf grass plants to have a shallow root system. A good schedule would be Sunday and Wednesday for a 2-day schedule, or Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for a 3-day schedule. Water between the hours of 5 AM – 8 AM when evaporation loss is lowest and temperatures are the coolest.

Yellow Nutsedge: How do we control this hard to kill weed in your lawn?

If you notice Nutsedge in your lawn, please call us for a Nutsedge application. If we see it while we are treating the lawn, we will treat for Nutsedge.

Yellow Nutsedge is a rapidly spreading warm season perennial weed. It forms brown colored tubers at the tips of underground stems called rhizomes. This weed can be a severe problem over the summer in both warm and cool-season turf species.

Sedge control generally requires applications in July and August when it is actively growing. Pulling the weed up in lawns or beds leaves the root or “nut” in the ground and it will quickly grow back. Therefore, the use of herbicides is the best method of control.

 

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