Tips for Homeowners
Great advice to keep your lawn looking its best
Many homeowners are considering removing their lawns in favor of what they perceive to be a more water wise xeriscape. However, several research studies have been conducted recently that have helped us realize that there are a number of reasons why we should all keep our lawns and we should maintain them ourselves.
According to an online survey commissioned by the National Association of Landscape Professionals and conducted by Harris Poll in May 2015, 83% of Americans think having a yard is important.
Tips for Homeowners Great advice to keep your lawn looking its bestSpring, Summer and Fall are great times to patch in areas of sod or establish a whole new sod lawn. If you are thinking of a new lawn or patching in some bare areas, these are the times to start...
Between potty time and play time, dogs can be especially hard on grass. While no grass variety is completely 100% resistant to the ravages of Rover, there are a few types of grasses that recover quickly from urine burning or digging.
Eventually weeds will be a problem in every lawn. Keeping your lawn lush and healthy helps eliminate many weeds. If you do get a weed infestation, take quick action. Once a weed population spreads, it is more visible in your yard and harder to eradicate.
When trying to determine the best way to maximize the water you use to maintain a beautiful lawn in Colorado and Wyoming depends on a variety of factors, like what type of grass you have, what microclimate you live in, what time of year is it, and how you’re mowing the lawn.
The height at which you mow your lawn not only varies by the turf type of grass you have in your yard, but also can determine how much water is needed to maintain its fullest green color all through the Spring, Summer and early Fall.
We are fortunate to live in Colorado and Wyoming with its relatively mild spring and fall climate. Anytime from early March to early November provides an ample time to install a new lawn. We recommend that you don’t install your sod when the soil is frozen, for rooting will not occur and the grass is likely to die.
Summer is a more challenging time to maintain turfgrass for the moisture requirements are higher as hot, dry winds tend to dry out your lawn. Weather, general soil moisture conditions, and local water restrictions may dictate the amount of water applied to turfgrass.
All cool season sod varieties go dormant during the winter. This makes Spring is a great time to give your lawn the opportunity to keep it looking healthy and green through the Summer.
Tips for Homeowners Great advice to keep your lawn looking its bestOctober 15 - April 15 Weather, general soil moisture conditions and local water restrictions may dictate the amount of water applied to turfgrass that was recently planted during these months. One...
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