What we’re noticing:
- We’ve had plenty of heat and the lawns were starting show show a bit of stress
- We had a bit of much needed rain last night that will quench the grass a bit
- Above average temps will continue this week with a temperature break coming this weekend along with another chance of rain
What we’re doing:
- Although the high temperatures and lack of rain arrived a bit early this season, the applications we’re doing are the best possible things for our lawns:
- Slow release granular fertilizer packed with mirco-nutrients for turf health. This fertilizer is non-burning in any temperature and simply waits for the appropriate water/irrigation to activate
- Broadleaf weed control to get rid of those pests that take advantage of stressed turf and steal nutrients that should be for your grass
- 2nd Round of Crabgrass Preventer to head off the weedy grasses which love hot/dry conditions
- Undesirable grass control to improve the color and consistency of your grass
- Grub preventer to protect your lawn for when grubs are active in July and August
- How are we adjusting? We’re starting a bit earlier everyday to get done a bit earlier for two reasons:
- Being on the lawns at above 90* often causes heat-tracking
- It’s hot for us out there too!
What you can be doing:
- Continue mowing (or not mowing) according to our Special Weather Statement. Continue mowing as high as possible until we’re closer to normal temperatures AND have had significant rainfall.
- Evaluate the need to adjust your watering schedule. Use our new flow chart!