Summer season is here and that means hot temperatures. Most of us are ready for outdoor fun activities such as pool parties, BBQs, or enjoying our favorite ice cream. That being said you can still have a beautiful lush, green, and healthy lawn during the summer heat by following a few tips. Agave LD Lawn Care is here to help you with any questions you might have.
-Always water deeply and infrequently.
-Water 2-3 times per week.
-Start the watering cycle at 4 am -5 am giving the system enough time to go trough all the zones before 10 am which is when the heat start to elevate.
-Run each zone 5-15 minutes (depends on soil type and size of area being watered).
-Always check your water restrictions of your area before you do any changes to your irrigation schedule.
-Never cut more than 1/3 of the grass blades on each mowing.
-If you cut too low you can expose the grass root system to the hot sun causing it to look dry and allowing weeds to take over.
-Most lawns here in the area of Round Rock and Austin we cut at a height of 2.5"-3.5". Bermuda grass is cut shorter than St.Augustine grass.
-The only way to maintain a lawn at a proper height is to mow on a weekly basis during the growing season. This allows you to follow the golden rule of only cutting 1/3 off the grass blades per mow.
-Keep blades sharp for every cut.
-Do not over Fertilize.
-Use the correct herbicides to target specific weeds either grassy or broad leaf.
-Use organic Fertilizers as much as possible.
If you follow these three simple tips you can be sure to have a beautiful lawn this summer season. If you have any questions please call Agave LD Lawn Care at 512-981-5152.