Tips for Fertilizing, Watering, & Mowing Your Lawn
Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2019
- Use slow release fertilizer. Most store bought fertilizers have a very small amount of slow release product, usually less than five percent (5%). Grow Pros uses at least thirty percent (30%) slow release products. This ensures your fertilizer will last until the next treatment.
- Iron gives your lawn a deep green color. Grow Pros puts down iron with every application of fertilizer.
- Your lawn needs an inch and a half of water a week, either from rainfall or from your irrigation system. Water 3-4 times per week.
- Make sure that your irrigation system is functional and covers your lawn evenly.
- Water frequently, including everyday during dry periods. Research from Michigan State University shows that frequent watering of turf will promote a more healthy and attractive lawn.
- Water less and more frequently. On over 90 degree-days, have a short 5-10 minute water cycle between the hours of 12-3pm, this helps the lawn use less energy.
- Best time to water is in the morning, right before or at sunrise.
- Watering at night can encourage disease.
- Over watering can lead to disease and bring unwanted weeds to invade your yard.
- Don’t bag your clippings. Your lawn uses the mulched clippings as free fertilizer.
- Keep your height of cut less than 1\3 of the total length of the grass. For example: if your lawn is 6" tall, do not cut more than 2".
- During the summer months, if your lawn allows it, mowing height can be kept at 3 – 3.5 inches. Mowing at this height gives you a healthy lawn through the hot summer months.
- During the spring and fall, mowing height can be lowered to 2.5 – 3 inches. The temperatures are cooler, and this allows a plant to reserve its energy.
- Keep your mowing blades sharp and always replace dull blades. Dull blades will tear grass and brown grass tips.