Best Lawn on the Block
July 24, 2015
Here are a few tips to keep your yard healthy and beautiful.
- Watering grass - In hot temperatures, your grass definitely needs a lot of water. If your sod is new, water every couple of days. Be sure to check with your city about any water rationing guidelines in place.
- Caring for your lawn - We don’t recommend using Weed & Feed or any other herbicides on new Bermuda. New grass doesn't have the same strong resistance to chemicals as more established grass. This means it could burn or could possibly kill your new sod.
- Watering trees- For watering trees, a trickle of water for a longer period of time is best. A soaker hose is a great option. Gator Bags can also be used for newly planted trees with trunks up to 4 inches in diameter. They provide deep water saturation and help reduce transplant shock and drought stress.
- Timing and quantity matter – The best time to water is early in the morning or late in the evening. Try to avoid watering in the hottest part of the day. Your grass needs about an inch of water. For your trees, one to three inches two times a week should keep them healthy. You can achieve this by watering for about 25-30 minutes on a slow trickle. This should also help to keep your root system growing downward instead of coming to the surface to find water during drought conditions.