Installing mulch helps aid in weed prevention, reduces soil erosion, helps maintain moisture and gives the landscape a finished look.
Perfect time for pruning Crepe Myrtles and other ornamental trees. Cut back your roses, perennials and ornamental grass.
Mowing heights will be set at 2 for St. Augustine and Centipede and 2.5 for Bermuda and Zoysia to encourage thickening. To encourage growth begin tip pruning on new plants.
To promote growth and re-greening of grass a spring clean up is needed to remove leaves and fallen debris. Raking the grass gently will fluff the grass up and separate the roots also promoting growth.
Check soil moisture periodically. Most lawns need at least one inch water per week to remain green and actively growing. Core aeration for warm season turf can reduce stress caused by soil compaction and help reduce thatch buildup.
This is a great time to have Jewitt Lawn Service out to help you get a jump start on weeding. May is a great month to have your Jewitt Lawn Service Pro assess your grass, flowerbeds, plants and prepare a custom job analysis to rid your beds of weeds.
When mowing we leave the clippings behind. As the clippings break down important nutrients are going back into the soil.
We will keep an eye out for discolored turf, which could indicate stress or an insect/disease problem.
Fall is the best time to aerate and seed lawns. Core aeration and seeding is performed to alleviate soil compaction and reestablish new turfgrass
Water deeply once or a twice a week for 30 to 45 minutes to help defend your turf from drought and heat stress which can damage your lawn. Signs include wilting, darker, bluish-black areas and leaves that curl lengthwise.
Fall is the best time to overseed because the ground is still warm, moisture is more plentiful, nights are cool, and the sun is not as hot during the day.
Continue to water. For adequate hydration your lawn needs one inch of water per week.
Remove fallen tree leaves to prevent smothering of your grass. Limbs and debris should be removed along with the general clean-up of the landscape performed for the holidays.
Continue to mow until the turf stops growing.
Avoid excessive lawn traffic. Though grass is relatively resilient, it will have a difficult time recovering if a path becomes well worn across the lawn.
Keep the lawn cleared of debris and help everyone in the family respect the yard while it is dormant.