Suffolk Lawn Care

Watering Your Lawn

  In hot dry weather such as is plentiful in Virginia, your lawn can take up to an inch of water or even more per week. You’ll want to water the lawn any time that you see the soil begin to be fully dry but preferably long before the grass begins to wilt. One good tip about when to water your Virginia Beach lawn is that you will notice a vast difference in the foot prints. If your footprints are not bouncing back up on the grass but instead are leaving a lasting print for a long period of time,. its past time to water the lawn. Basic Lawn Watering Principles. Morning watering is infinitely better than evening time. Wet grass overnight can encourage myriad types of diseases. Watering during the heat of the day may actually cook the lawn and can also be counterproductive in that the water is lost to more rapid evaporation. Water the lawn at a rate of about one half inch of water per hour. If you water the grass too rapidly you will cause runoff which wastes your time and your money You can test the rate of flow for a specific sprinkler by putting smaller cans in easy reach of the sprinkler and then measuring the water level about every 15 minutes. The most effective way for you to water your lawn will be drip irrigation or by soaker hoses with a timer attacked to allow your system to water in the morning …

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Lawn Mowing Laws?

Homeowners who are cutting their own grass or lawn care professionals will want to ensure that when they mow, they are not blowing the clippings into the street. Most lawn care professionals rake and bag the grass or mulch it or use other methods to remove it from the premises, but some homeowners are simply not picking up the grass. They don’t know about the codes say that blowing the lawn clippings anywhere except your own yard could qualify you for a fine. Blowing lawn clippings into the street is a violation of Virginia Code. According to VA Code 18.2-324, putting grass clippings in the road can create a hazard to people who are traveling on the roadway. While that traditionally means cars,it also means people on motorcycles as well as bicycles. “Grass clippings left on the road are not likely to create any hazard for cars, but if the clippings are thick or wet they could very easily cause traction problems for cyclists, particularly bicyclists,” said NBC12 legal analyst Betty Layne DesPortes. In a news broadcast, she asserted that “if the grass clippings create a traveling hazard, a person would be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor, carrying a penalty of up to 12 months in jail and a fine of $2,500. Be courteous, take an extra minute, and sweep up your grass clippings,” she concluded. “You don’t want to go to jail, or worse, cause serious injury to someone.” For help with your lawn care, Lenards Lawn Service gets …

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Common Virginia Grasses and Their Ups and Downs

Virginia is what is known as a “transition zone” when it comes to grass. What that means is that cold winters and long dry summers don’t allow for great choices when it comes to lawn grass. This is true for most of the state. A Virginia  lawn mowing service is probably the best option to help you to determine what is and is not the best grass for your particular area, to answer any questions you may have,  and to help you keep it looking great. Depending on what you’re looking for, every grass has strong points and weak points. They will adapt well in many cases but they need some special considerations in order to deliver you a top quality lawn that looks great for most of the year. In addition, you do want to–where possible– also give a nod to the environment so that has been taken into account as well. A few of the common turfgrasses that you will find  in Virginia include- Cool-season turfgrasses. The active growing season is late supper to early winter as well as early spring to early summer. They love a temperate climate that ranges from 65-75 for their growth. In mid-summer that growth will drop off dramatically. They adapt well to the hilly regions as well as the southwestern valleys but may struggle some in the tidewater areas. Tall fescue. The best turfgrass to adapt to anywhere across the state, tall fescue has more than a few redeeming features. It is …

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