Summer conditions have come upon us quickly and there has been very little if any precipitation over the past two weeks. When Mother Nature does not supply your lawn with adequate rainfall, you will need to do some watering. Most lawns should receive at least one to one and a half inches of water per week. This can be achieved by watering between 3 to 4 times a week. As a starting point water anywhere between 12 to 15 minutes PER AREA then adjust accordingly. Every lawn is unique and watering times will vary based on multiple factors such as temperature, mowing height, soil types, is watering being done with a irrigation system, water pressure, time of day along with several other factors will dictate how long you will need to water.
Although Summer has just begun it’s not to early to begin thinking about Fall Grub Prevention. Fall Grub Prevention Treatments are performed in early July to allow for optimal protection. It has been proven that a proactive prevention treatment achieves a much higher percentage of control then taking a “Wait And See” approach. Preventive treatments can obtain up to mid 90% control rates on the young immature grubs as opposed to a reactive treatment which typically is only in the upper 40 to mid 50 percent range. In addition to lower control rates multiple applications may be required if you decide to wait, and usually by this time visible signs of damage may have already occurred. CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE