Fescue lawns are classified as a cool season turf. As the hotter temperatures approach make sure you are mowing your lawn at 3.5 to 4 inches tall. This will help the cool season turf make it through the summer heat stress. Set your mower on its highest setting to get this height.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
QCLL Customer: How much should I water my lawn and landscape?
Joe the Landscaper: This is the most asked question in our industry. Each lawn and landscape is different so there is no concrete answer, but there are some general rules.
1) Always water your lawn between 2am-10am. This is considered the natural dew point of the lawn. This is a great cultural practice that will help keep brown patch from occurring.
2) Water deeply, but infrequently. Watering 4-7 days a week is not effective and just wasting water. Watering 2-3 days a week is much more effective as long as you water deeply to ensure the roots are getting the benefit. If you can take a long flat head screwdriver and stick it into the ground with your hands you are watering enough.
3) Shrubs only need a 1/3 of the water that fescue lawns need. Too many customers overwater their trees and shrubs. 9 out of 10 dead shrubs are because of TOO MUCH water!!
Thursday, June 9, 2016
With the hot days approaching insect activity will start to run rampant. Insects feast on your landscape causing plant damage. We can help control these destructive insects by applying an insect and disease treatment. This application will control many damaging insects like Japanese Beetles, aphids, lace bugs, etc... In addition, this application will protect your landscape from many diseases that spread over the summer.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
June is a month where we change seasons. Those nice spring days turn to hot summer days. During these changing times don’t forget about your lawn and landscape as it will need attention during these hot days. Fungicides, fertilization, proper watering, tree/shrub treatments, weed control and proper mowing are just some of the things that need to be addressed properly as temperatures get hotter. We can offer these services so you can enjoy your summer vacation. Just call our office and head to the beach!!!