Watering your lawn less can actually make it healthier!
- Your Florida lawn probably doesn’t need as much water as you think. By watering your lawn only when it needs it your lawn will develop a deep root system. A deep root system enables your lawn to withstand drought stress and it will also be less susceptible to pests and disease.
- Water your lawn early in the morning, just before the sun rises, so that the water doesn’t evaporate and your lawn gets every drop it needs. Other good time to water your lawn, if it’s extra thirsty, is in the early evening, just before the sun goes down.
- Do not over water your lawn. It could drown! If part of your lawn looks dry, but you’ve been watering like you should, it could be overcome with pests or disease. If you continue to water your lawn, you could make the problem worse. If you don’t see improvement contact the professionals at OB Lawn Care.
Mow your lawn early, often, and set your mower on it’s highest setting.
- For the best possible lawn, mow early (in the morning, after dew has dried on grass) and often (once a week is best, every two weeks will do). Grasses stay healthy when only a third of new growth is removed at any given time. So mow “high”: i.e., don’t scalp your grass.
- Lawn mowing should be done when the grass is dry. You might slip on wet grass, and soggy clippings will clump and clog. Cutting damp grass also leaves it vulnerable to fungal diseases.
- When lawn mowing a sloping area, always mow across the slope, not up and down, to prevent accidents. The exception to this is when you’re using a riding lawnmower then you must mow up and down the slope, to prevent the riding lawnmower from tipping over.
- Try not to mow your lawn in the same direction every time. When you mow in the same direction all the time you can compact the soil into actual ruts. Plus, grass leans and grows in the direction it has been mowed. By mowing in a different direction each time, you will help the grass grow more upright and avoid developing ruts in your soil that in some cases are quite visible.
Sod Care Tips
For new sod, you must water it twice a day for the first two weeks.
- For new sod, you need to water it twice daily for the first two weeks. Once about an hour before sunrise and once an hour after sunset. If your sod is in a shady area though, you only need to water it for 20 minutes, once a day before sunrise.
- For the third and fourth week, you only need to water your sod for 20 minutes, every other day, just before sunrise.
- Do not cut your lawn for the first two weeks! Once you are ready to cut it, don’t cut it less than 3 1/2 inches the first time. You may then cut your lawn every two weeks.
- Prepare yourself ahead of time. Once your lawn has taken root and has been cut it is susceptible to pests, fungus and disease. It will also need to be fertilized. Call the Experts at OB Lawn Care to keep your sod healthy. We also offer a lifetime guarantee on monthly lawn care services!
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