May means that your yard will, if it hasn’t already, be the background for everything from cookouts to graduation photos to family gatherings. It is important to have your lawn look and feel its best, that’s why we have the top tips and tricks to give you the best lawn yet this May.
Tip #1: Water more- To maximize performance of your lawn, water more regularly. Consistent watering is very important and moisture needs to be 6-8 inches deep to keep roots healthy and growing.
Pro-tip- To sustain excellent color and vigor, your lawn should receive two inches of water per week.
Tip #2: Depends on the weather- When the soil and air are less than 80 degrees, you want to make sure that you are watering deep, but infrequently.
Tip #3: Just a little off the top- When you are mowing, make sure to never mow more than 1/3 of the grass blade. This will help you later with maintaining a full and healthy lawn.
Pro-Tip- Mow at the highest setting or at the 3-3.5 inch length.
Tip #4: Mow a little more- As the spring season progresses, you will want to increase your mowing frequency.
Tip #5: Watch when you mulch (or bag)- Mulching or bagging is your preference and both are acceptable, but avoid leaving clumps of grass on lawn.
Tip #6: Beware of Red Thread and Dollar Spot- Red Thread type of turf disease is common throughout April and May. This is an environmental condition that is related to fungal growth. Common in cool season weather, visible signs of Red Thread include discolored lawns with red/pinkish threadlike growth in turf. Dollar Spot is also a type of turf disease and its signs include discolored areas of your lawn that as irregularly shaped, as if bleached. These patches can range from four to six inches or more in diameter. If you suspect that your lawn may have Red Thread Turf Disease or Dollar Spot Turf Disease, please contact our office immediately.
Tip #7: When in doubt, call us with questions- Mother Nature can always be unpredictable which presents a problem for turf grass, but that doesn’t mean your lawn has to suffer. Here at Weed Pro, we are always ready to help, so never hesitate to give us a call.
Special Note: It is important to begin watering early in May and remain consistent throughout the season. Turf quality is directly impacted by consistent soil moisture. The very best lawns we maintain are the ones that avoid peaks and valleys in providing soil moisture.
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