Using a sharp mower, cut your lawn to the height you prefer, but be careful to cut off no more than 1 quarter of the leaf. This may require 2 or 3 mows per week during rapid growing seasons.
It is preferable to water once a week, or as required, to maintain soil moisture and grass development rather than frequent shallow watering. A straight edged container placed on your lawn during water will indicate the amount of water applied. The amount of water required will depend on temperature, soil texture and grass development at the time.
Your lawn should be fertilized about 3 times per year to supplement available plant nutrition and to promote a healthy growth. For more information about fertilizer types and how to apply it, click here.
To control weeds, disease or insect infestation, follow manufacturer recommendation if you are using spray. Caution should always be used with any spray. Consult with a local supplier, Department of Agriculture or properly qualified and licensed applicator. Relatively new formulations of fertilizer, fungicide or herbicides are easy and safe to use, given a reasonable control program. If a serious problem occurs, obtain assistance as soon as possible to avoid permanent damage.
A program of aeration, liming, top dressing or over seeding annually may be advisable to ensure healthy, vigorous, and continued growth, especially in problem areas. The appearance and aesthetic pleasure of your lawn will reflect the care you provide for it.
When you get your sod home what do you do with it? This section will help you get it on the ground properly and get it growing quickly so that you can have a nice lawn in no time at all!
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