Greenup Lawn and Shrub Fertilization
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How to measure the output of water from your sprinklers.

 


Measure the amount of water you are applying by placing a rain gauge under the sprinkler.  For example:  water for 30 minutes and record how much water is in the gauge.  If the gauge registers 1/2 inch, then in the summer you will need to water twice per week for 45 minutes for your lawn to receive the 1 1/2 inches it needs in the hot weather.

 

Helpful Tips

Planting Shrubs Properly

 

Be sure to dig a hole large enough to accommodate the plant's roots.  Always break up the root ball so that water and nutrients can reach the root system.  If the plant is placed into the hole as it is removed from the container, the plant will not grow properly because of the lack of nutrients and water, and may die.

 


What to do in bare soil areas

 

Chances are, your lawn covers a pretty large part of your property.  However, in many landscapes there are some spots where, for one reason or another, grass will not grow.  (Most often there is too much shade.)  One of the easiest ways to manage a bare soil area is to plant some sort of ground cover.  In our area, English Ivy, Asiatic Jasmine, or Hosta will grow in heavily shaded areas with little care.  There is also a new variety of St. Augustinegrass that has shown to be drought and shade tolerant which is the Amerishade St. Augustinegrass.

 


Mowing Practices

 

Grass clippings should be allowed to remain on the lawn to recycle plant nutrients.  Clippings should be removed only when the grass has been allowed to grow too tall and clumps of grass remain following mowing.  St. Augustinegrass should be cut to 2 1/2 to 3 inches.  Grass should be mowed frequently so that no more than one-third of the grass blade is removed.  Also important is mower maintenance.  A dull mower blade will shred the grass blades, producing a poor appearance.