CHECK THE VITAL SIGNS
Your lawn won’t speak,
but will give off silent screams when it has too much or too little
water. When out in the yard, check the vital signs. Look for areas
that may show sign of:
- Excessive moisture
- Standing water, or
- Yellowing of leaf areas
One way to reduce root rot is to reduce the amount of water you apply during rainy periods, permitting the soil to dry.
rainfall, combined with a heavy watering schedule, can displace the
small pockets of air between the soil particles, not allowing excess
water to penetrate the soil surface. If these conditions exist for an
extended time, plant roots remove all oxygen from the water in the soil
and the roots cannot breathe. The root dies from lack of oxygen,
leading to fungal root rot which eventually kills the plant.
RESUME WATERING WHEN - the lawn begins to show these signs of stress:
- Slight Wilting
- Leaf blades folded in half or curled
- Footprints remaining in the grass longer, or
- Gray spots in the lawn.
MULCHING & LANDSCAPING
The use of mulch,
rock and ground cover can enhance your outdoor living space as well as
add beauty and character to the landscape. Careful selection and proper
application of these materials can reduce maintenance time, conserve
water and provide color contrast to landscaping.
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