Summer is Coming!
Trees and Shrubs
Our trees and shrubs are one of our largest investments that we put into our landscaping. Insects can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time they can even defoliate a tree if the problem is large enough. We can protect your trees and shrubs by applying an insect control application this time of year for the first insect infestation and again later in the season when the second hatching of insects occur.
Time to pull out the hoses and sharpen the mower blade. With temperatures rising the lawn will be seeing signs of stress. Whether it is from the heat or our mowing practices, here are a few things we can do to help our lawn along during this time.
In the fall we are so glad that mowing season is over that we forget to take the mower in at that time and get a tune up and have the blade sharpened. The mower blade should be sharpened at least 3 time a season, a good rule of thumb is Memorial Day, Labor Day, and at season end so you are ready for spring. A dull mower blade will frey the ends of the grass blade, making it brown at the tips after mowing. We also need to remember to raise our mowing height to the highest setting during the warm months to help hold the moisture in and help maintain the grass color.
We need to be watering no less that 2-3 inches per week and remember to water in the early morning if possible, late evening other wise. Do not water in the middle of the day as you are wasting water because you will be getting more evaporation of the water in the air than in the lawn where it is needed. If you are not sure how much water you are putting down at one time, set a tuna can out at the furthest point of your sprinkler and time how long it takes to fill the can. From that you will know how long to set your sprinklers for in each zone. Alway remember it is best to water for longer period at a time once a day, every other day than for shorter period twice a day or every day.
If you have questions please feel free to give your local TruGreen a call.