Landscape Advice for June

Feeding your lawn is very important.

  • Bermuda Lawns: It is time for you to put down your 22-0-11 fertilizer.You should water directly after the application to activate fertilizer.
  • St. Augustine Lawns: It is time for you to put down your 24-0-11 fertilizer. You should water directly after the application to activate fertilizer.

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 – 35 minutes
  • Flower beds – 15 minutes

**It is recommended to have your irrigation system inspected every year. Please call if you would like us to help you with this service.

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Mulch all bare soil areas. Use three inches wherever possible to get the benefits of weed suppression and moisture retention. In areas where there are stubborn weeds, get control first by pulling them. Then cover with mulch. Understand that the most invasive weeds – Bermuda grass, Johnson grass, and nut grass or nut sedge – may still require even further pulling and spraying to maintain control.

Keep an eye on your lawn for chinch bug damage. The damage usually shows up in full sun areas (in hot, dry weather) as yellowing, then browning, irregular patches. Check the green areas next to the browning or yellowing areas for the tiny insects. Get a positive identification before treating with anything.

Check all plants for signs of pest or disease problems. Identify the problem correctly before treating.

Please contact us to schedule your free monthly lawn assessment.