Landscape Advice for August

Water deeply. Concentrate on trees, newly planted and established ones. Anytime we go for four to six weeks without at least an inch of rain, established trees need water.

You will need to adjust your watering schedule depending on your soil and weather conditions. Rocky, hill country soil will dry out much faster than clayey blackland prairie soil. Your finger is your best moisture meter: dig down as deeply as you can to feel the soil around the roots before watering.

Adjust your watering schedule if you have not already done so. You want to be applying an inch of water in all areas of your lawn twice a week. Water in the early mornings (4am) so the excess water will be evaporated and reduce the risk of fungal growth.

Pop-ups – 20 minutes

Rotating Heads – 25-35 minutes

Flower beds – 15 minutes

Feeding your lawn is very important.

Bermuda Lawns: It is time for you to put down your Lesco 24-0-11 Fertilizer. You should water directly after the application to activate fertilizer.

St. Augustine Lawns: It is time for you to put down your Lesco 5-10-31 Fertilizer. You should water directly after the application to activate fertilizer.

Mulch, mulch, mulch! If you haven’t done so already, be sure all bare soil is covered with mulch, or compost with mulch on top. Avoid putting mulch or compost onto plant stems. Use about three inches total wherever possible.

If you would like us to perform any of these services for you, please let us know.

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