Hopefully you’re going to take advantage of a nice cool upcoming weekend by getting some overdue yard chores done. Only supposed to be in the 80’s and low 90’s-what a blessing!!
If you have a lawn, now is the time to get it ready for the long summer ahead. This is a great time to dethatch,aerate, and to make sure that your sprinkler system is working properly.Thatching and aerating will insure that light,nutrients,air,and water will reach the soil and roots more effectively. Thatching removes the layer of built up old growth, aerating opens up the soil and improves water penetration. The two processes done together can really improve your lawns ability to grow new roots,stems,shoots,etc. Doing these 2 things however can be negated if your sprinkler system is not delivering enough water. I just got off the phone with a long time customer who just aerated and still had brown spots. We had them measure the water output in the “hot spots” and they were only receiving about an inch of water over the period of 7 days. It takes around 3″ of water per week to have a satisfactory bermudagrass lawn!
So dethatch for sure(this time of year, not in the fall when overseeding!),aerate if you can and please check your water system output!!
If you need help give us a call we can walk you thru this or come out and consult if need be!
Here is a YouTube video of detatching a lawnclick on the picture!! Have a great cool weekend!!
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