Mowing: Keep your mower cutting blade set at 3 inches to avoid scalping your lawn. Scalping forces your grass to put its energy into regrowing blades of grass instead of roots. Mow your yard when the grass is 3 1/2 – 4 inches tall.
Watering: Apply 1 inch of water (Mother Nature sometimes takes care of this for us.) to your lawn a week. Apply all the water at one time to create a deeper and healthier root system grow (which makes a more resilient the grass in a drought).
Fertilize: We recommend applying fertilizer 6 times a year.
1. Spring Application: Consists of a well-balanced, complete fertilizer, pre-emergent crabgrass/broad-leaf weed control.
2. Late Spring Application: Consists of a complete seasonal fertilizer and broad-leaf control.
3. Summer Application: Consists of an application of slow release nitrogen and if weeds are present at the time of application, a spot application of broad-leaf weed control as needed. Insect control will be applied as needed.
4. Late Summer Application: Consists of a complete seasonal fertilizer and broad-leaf weed control, insect control will be applied as needed.
5. Fall Application: Consists of a complete seasonal fertilizer that is designed to help develop your roots for the winter and give your lawn a faster green up in the Spring.
6. Winter Application: Consists of a well-balanced complete fertilizer.
Aerate: Use a core aerator to make 2 – 3 inch deep holes that are 2 – 4 inches apart in August or September. Soil presses together, preventing necessary oxygen and water from reaching grass roots. Aerating allows microorganisms to create an excellent growing environment for the grass.