Keeping your landscapes in the summer months can be a lot of work. However, with the right information at their disposal not only makes the job easier - you also experience better results.
To help you better care for your landscape, weve identified four key areas where people often have questions or problems during the summer. We have described common errors and solutions for each region, which is easy to follow to ensure the health of your garden all summer:
Irrigation: When it comes to issues of your lawn, the biggest problem is that we see water. A continuous wet grass is a superficial cause, so the grass will become weak and susceptible to illness and malnutrition. This means you always have to make sure your Irrigation & Aeration system when it rains, as it not only wastes water but also scalping.
In general, grass in summer months should receive about one inch of rain each week. Ideally, your lawn rains spread all week. You can not manage the order, but if irrigation runs, can be divided into three or four cycles of three weeks. Treat daily water because it promotes a superficial root system and can weaken the grass.
Gauges are an inexpensive way to measure the weekly rainfall. However, if you have a smart irrigation system, you can program only to turn off automatically after setting a limit for water.
In Indiana, most of our heavy clay land. That makes it harder to penetrate the water. To avoid drainage, it is recommended that the water in your landscape in some short cycles instead of a long cycle, so that the soil has a chance to absorb water. For example, your irrigation system runs 15 minutes, try to set the cycle 4:57 minutes.
Lawn Care: Have you ever seen a golf course fresh cut? Do not cut your lawn. Golf courses use a wide variety of herbs that are cut too short. Your lawn this kind of grass is made.
Generally, you should not cut shorter than three and a half centimeters of lawn. This is because of long grass means more roots. And the longer the roots, the grass is resistant to drought and heat stress. With this in mind, you can even sprinkle a centimeter more than three and a half if desired. Grass as it also helps to rid the weeds and helps the soil keep moisture during the summer.
If the weather is too dry, as it was during drought last summer in Indianapolis and across Indiana, you do not have to sow the lawn. This causes excessive fatigue in the grass during an hour when it grows slightly. A good rule of thumb is that if you teach the grass and the traces can still be seen one or two hours later, it is too dry to sow the OC Landscaping.
Warning: Often people do not realize that lack of water can affect grass plants, flowers and shrubs. That is because trees usually take longer to show superficial signs of malnutrition. But it is important to give your trees regular water during the dry season, as it is harder and time consuming to replace a large patch tree of dead weeds. If we have three weeks without rain and no irrigation, it would be wise to keep your watery water with a hose attached to a third of the total flow of 2 minutes per inch of drum width. This should be done once a week until adequate rainfall is resumed. Trees weakened by drought stress, prone to a number of secondary problems, at least can be frustrating.
If you have flowering trees, they are all mid-late summer flower form for next year, these other plants will also apply to flowers. Protect trees or plants is not because it is likely to damage or remove the flowers next year. If you are evergreens, moreover, in the middle of late summer according to the Landscapers AYR this would be a great time to cut off because you do not care about flowers.
Pests and diseases: plant diseases and pests of all shapes and sizes and degrees of severity. Some, such as Japanese and kevergrubs zakwormen, would be very harmful to the health of plants and need immediate action. Others, such as a small mite infestation probably do not require treatment.
If you see a tree or a plant in your property is affected by pests or infected with the disease, do not panic. If the problem is relatively small, which means that there is no noticeable effect on the health of trees or plants, nature will follow the course and usually fix the problem on time. However, if observed fall irregular leaves, weak or crisp yellow spots, branches, should seek a professional opinion.
Control of these diseases often requires a healing fungicide, which can be expensive. From mid to late summer it is not usually worth going this cost route. Instead, consider preventive treatments for the next year and / or seeding the lawn in the fall, so its stronger.
Even Malts are not immune to the effects of disease and fungus. One of the most common problems we see is the spot malts of "doglike vinegar" which is actually a slime mold. No medicine, but also poses no threat to your plants or Juniata NE landscape. You can easily move in a shovel and throw it away. Be sure to remove as much as possible to avoid the fungus.