How do I control weeds in my lawn?
The greatest strategy to keep weeds at bay is to make your lawn as healthy as possible. This is performed in a variety of methods, including yearly irrigation, fertilization, and core aeration. Another easy alteration that may have a significant effect is raising the mowing height to at least 3′′.
We sell Speedzone® and Tenacity® herbicides to eliminate most unwanted grasses and broadleaves if weeds persist.
How long should I wait after spraying weed control before planting seed?
6 weeks for crabgrass preventer
2 weeks for Speedzone®
2 weeks for glyphosate (Roundup®) in most cases*
*Follow label instructions
How often should I fertilize my lawn?
Turf fertility therapy is entirely up to the individual. More fertilizer produces better-looking lawn, but it also means more watering and mowing. We suggest four fertilizer applications per year to get the maximum performance out of your lawn.
Is there a set length of time I should wait before or after fertilizing my lawn?
No, you may fertilize whenever you want as long as it’s plain fertilizer. Follow the manufacturer’s directions before applying weed control fertilizer.
How often should I water my lawn?
Watering fresh seedlings 2-4 times each day provides your seed the greatest chance of success. At this stage, the purpose is to keep the ground surface wet at all times. Natural precipitation, daily temperatures, and the quantity of sunlight are all aspects to consider for established lawns. During the warmest months of the summer, a total of 1 inch of moisture each week from rain or sprinklers is generally enough.
Why do seeding rates change amongst lawn mixes?
This is based on the number of seeds per pound of various species and the features of each plant type. As a general rule, more isn’t always better. In most cases, we suggest sticking to the recommended seeding rates. Using less seed allows weeds to establish root, while using more changes the permanent makeup of the grass mix.
Should I aerate my lawn and why?
Yes. You minimize compaction and give the roots more space to thrive, resulting in a healthier grass overall. Aerating your lawn once a year, particularly in the autumn, is recommended.
At what height should I mow my lawn?
Ideally, the mowing height should be 3-4 inches. Many people cut their lawns too short, then battle weeds and spend additional water to keep them looking nice, or just give up.
What is the best way to plant my seed?
The best way to ensure seed-to-soil contact is using a seed drill. If a drill is not available, disseminate the seed and follow up with a drag or rake for fresh plants. If you are sowing into existing grass, core aerate the area first.
Are you supposed to water grass everyday?
You could believe that watering a little bit every day is a good idea, but you’d be mistaken. Watering “deeply and infrequently” is preferable, according to Cutler. A third of an inch every two to three days is a reasonable target.
Is it better to water lawn everyday or every other day?
Watering Often Enough
Watering your lawn every day, on the other hand, might undermine the root structure in your yard. Watering on a regular basis might lead the root system to grow shallow and dry out quickly. Watering your grass too often could weaken it overall.
How much water does grass need per week?
1 to 1.5 inches
To saturate the soil so thoroughly, most lawns need 1 to 1.5 inches of water every week, either from rain or irrigation. That quantity of water may be administered in a single watering or split into two waterings over the course of the week. Just keep in mind not to overwater your yard.
How much water does a lawn need per day?
How Often Should I Water My Lawn? Water your lawn once or twice a week, giving it 1 to 1.5 inches of water each time. The specific amount of minutes for each watering will vary from lawn to lawn, based on variables such as grass size, sprinkler type, and settings.