With the 10 day forecast showing little to no rain and temps consistently in the 90's, we are facing some pretty tough conditions for turf as well as our waterways. The aquifers haven't been replenished in quite some time and waters are running low.
Your home lawn is suffering without the water and we are in the window now in which some parts of your lawn will not just be going dormant but actually dying out. We will likely have many homeowners this fall re-seeding and aerating due to this summer's damage.
This sounds like a broken record but there are a few key ways you can help prevent die out of your home lawn. Try to water for about an hour at a time in each place about every 2 days if you can through these difficult conditions. Mow the grass at the tallest setting possible (4" usually). These practices will help reduce some of the stress. However, remember we are in the part of the country with what we call "cool season turf grasses." That means that our grasses thrive between 60-75 degrees...not 90+ consistently with no rain. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns we will gladly steer you in the right direction.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Check out or June Newsletter for summer lawn tips. Learn proper watering and cutting practices during the hot weather. There is also great info on turf disease and grubs/Japanese beetles. Also, learn some great summer lawn games!