TIPS TO A HEALTHY LAWN THIS SUMMER…
- A fertilizer with a 3-1-2 ratio is often recommended for lawns.
- When the lawn is rapidly growing, mow weekly and mow at the proper height.
- A 3-inch height will better shade the soil in summer, which in turn conserves soil moisture.
- If you raise the cutting height of your lawnmower 1 to 1.5 inches it will help your grass survive drought and heat.
- The industry standard for amount of water your lawn needs is roughly an inch of water per week or 1/2 an inch twice per week (manually or rainfall.)
- The best time to water the yard is early in the morning to allow the water to soak into the dirt and to the roots.
A healthy lawn will help prevent against insect infestations.
Typical yard bugs & pests native to Houston: Aphids, Caterpillars, Fleas, Fire Ants, Chinch Bugs, Grubs, Mosquitoes, Spider Mites, Snails, Slugs and Beetles.