Lawn Maintenance

Fertilizing

  • Grass/Lawn - Every 6-8 weeks your grass needs to be fertilized
  • Trees/Shrubs/Plants - Every spring and fall

Yellowing/Stressed Grass

  • Step 1 - Check soil for water (use a screwdriver or other tool to see if  soil is dry)
  • Step 2 - Hand water to ensure the grass is being nourished/fed
  • Step 3 - Manually sprinkle fertilizer on the stressed area
  • Step 4 - Give the grass time and care to bring it back to full health

Crabgrass

  • When crabgrass shows up, it is best to pull it by hand to eliminate it.
  • A secondary option to prevent/kill Crabgrass would
  • be to use a chemical from a lawn and garden store

Pooling Water in Yard

  • Change water timing on sprinkler clock at specific
  • area (to try to isolate problem)
  • Change sprinkler timer to have shorter sets and split into multiple watering times if clock is set to once a day
  • Verify there is no water coming through from neighboring properties

Sprinklers

First two weeks

Water two times a day, seven days a week at the following approximate rates

  • Pop Up Heads - 8 minutes per cycle
  • Rotor Heads - 15 to 20 minutes per cycle
  • Drip lines - 20 minutes per cycle

After the first two weeks and through the first year

Water once a day, 6 days a week at the following approximate rates

  • Pop Up Heads -10 -12 minutes per cycle
  • Rotor Heads - 20 minutes per cycle
  • Drip lines - 25 minutes per cycle

After the first year

Adjust to your preference of what you gauge is working for keeping your plants healthy


DISCLAIMER - these are general recommendations based on weather, soil , and average sunlight conditions. Every yard is different and will require adjustments and homeowner care to keep plants, shrubs, and grass healthy and living.