How high should I cut my grass?
A minimum of 3 inches is recommended, but if you can stand it higher mow it higher. I never cut my grass lower than 3.5 inchs.
How often should I water?
Early in the season, you don’t need to water often, as we typically get frequent rains. However, if a watering is needed, you should do one very deep watering per week. This will slightly stress the turf and force the roots deeper for moisture, better preparing it for prolonged dry periods later on. As the season progresses, you will need to water more often. Every lawn is different, but some may require 3 or 4 waterings per week, depending upon precipitation or lack thereof.
What time of day should I water?
The best time of day to water is in the morning. Morning watering allow the water to soak in and dry from the blades so as not to cause disease. Afternoon waterings only make worse the suns heat and further stress the turf. Evening waterings can promote disease by sending the turf into the cool darkness with wet blades promoting disease.
When is the best time to seed my lawn?
The best time to seed any lawn is in the early fall. This gives the seed time to germinate and establish before winter, while also allowing for a pre emergent herbicide application the following spring.
If I have moles, I must have grubs…right?
Wrong. Moles will feed on grubs, but they are not their primary diet. Earthworms are. Earthworms are excellent for your soil also.
When is the best time to aerate?
Aerations can be performed in the spring or in the fall, however fall is recommended so the soil microbes have time to breakdown the thatch layer. It is also very important to have adequate soil moisture at the time of aeration to get a 3 inch plug.