Want a beautiful lawn? Watering at the proper times can help you get your lawn looking like those in home and garden magazines-lush, green, and so smooth it practically invites you to sit a spell.
Early mornings are usually the best time to water your lawn. Although there are exceptions, a time before 8 a.m. is the choice of most lawn care professionals.
Prevent Sun Damage by Watering Early in the Day
The hot midday sun can damage wet grass, just as it can damage the plants growing in your garden. Just as a magnifying glass can intensify the sun’s heat to cause fires, the drops of water, like glass, magnify the sun’s rays, causing the blades of grass to burn.
Watering your lawn during the afternoon or evening can cause the opposite problem. If the blades of grass remain moist after the sun goes down, the moisture provides the perfect medium for lawn fungi to grow and multiply. Morning, therefore, is the ideal time to water your lawn.
Pest Treatment a Key Ingredient in a Stunning Lawn
If you find that your lawn is a breeding ground for soil-borne pests, though, you will need to apply the pesticide in the late afternoon. That will give the pesticide plenty of to work before evening sets in.
With a water-soluble pesticide, however, it may be a better idea to break the usual rule and water your lawn late in the afternoon. This will allow the pesticide to soak into the soil to kill the soil-borne pests.
If your lawn is susceptible to fungi, you may want to use time release granules to administer pesticide to control soil-borne pests. Don’t hesitate to contact a local pest control company to discuss the best way to control pests in your lawn.
Other pests who live in your lawn need to be dealt with before they come inside. Fleas, ticks, chiggers, beetles, ants and mosquitoes can spread diseases if they are not stopped in their tracks with a good pest control program..
Use Fertilizers Correctly to Avoid Burnout
A little fertilizer can help your lawn grow into a living carpet to furnish your outdoor living space. If you use it improperly, however, it can cause chemical burns. When you apply liquid fertilizers, water your lawn profusely within 24 hours. About ¼ inch of water needs to be used so that the chemicals can be diluted to avoid heavy concentrations of the chemicals. An hour later, water your lawn again-this time just a mist. By following this procedure, the fertilizer will be removed from the blades of grass themselves and soak into the soil in the correct concentration.
If you’re using time-release or granulated fertilizers, apply them on one day, and then water as normal the next. The fertilizer will then be absorbed into the soil, where it will nourish the grass.
You may be surprised, but your local pest removal company may be able to help you get your lawn, too, in shape for the summer. Call your pest control service today so you can have a lawn that is the envy of the neighborhood this summer.