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Watering Information:

When the temperature is below 90 degrees we recommend watering each area of your lawn every other day for 20-30 minutes per area.  Water first thing in the morning having entire lawn watered by 8 AM or by the time the sun gets up in the sky.  Water after right after mowing the lawn no mater what time of the day and even if you plan to water the next day….stay on schedule.

If it is above 90 degrees plan on adding an extra day of watering if you lawn starts showing brown heat stressed areas.

OR

You can water more often with shorter times per area.  Water 6-8 times a week for 10-20 minutes per area.  Of course more times when it is above 90 degrees and once right after mowing.
You should be able to push the 6″ shaft of a screw driver in the ground easily if your lawn is getting enough water.

 

Mowing Information:

Mow no shorter than 3″ high and in if the temperature is above 90 degrees plan on mowing at least 3 1/2″ high.

The Seasons

Spring News

It’s Coming! Hang in there because the snow will be gone soon and spring will be upon us. This cold weather will give way to sunny and warmer weather, and we will once again be beautifying your property and helping you enjoy the outdoors.

We appreciate all of our loyal customers, and we look forward to another year serving your needs. Now is the time to discuss the upcoming season, or for prospective customers to call for a free estimate. Join the all of customers and see how lawn care should be done.

 

Summer News

Now is the time to water, water, water and to start watching your lawn for brown spots. Brown spots could be drought, disease or insect damage and needs to be taken care as soon as noticed to prevent it from getting out of control.

Mow High – 3”- 4” : A deep root system develops, there is more leaf area for photosynthesis, and the blades shade the soil giving the grass a better chance against weeds which sprout from seeds.

Leave the Clippings OR Mulch: Nutrients from the clippings return to the soil and, in effect, fertilize the lawn.  Lawns which do not have clippings returned to the soil require 25-40% more fertilizer.

Fall News

Summer has drawn to a close and our area is once again bathed in the beauty of fall’s color. With the colder weather just around the corner, there is still much that needs to be done to ensure your lawn’s health for next season.

Now is the time fix bad the areas of your lawn. Taking care weeds, thinning areas, bare spots, disease lesions and insect damage are all things that should be addressed now. Spraying for weeds and seeding areas and possibly aerating and over seeding the entire yard if needed. It will go a long way correcting any deficiencies your lawn may have in the fall. If seeding the entire lawn, aerating helps restore your lawn’s ability to resist disease, absorb moisture, as well as maintain an adequate soil compaction level. And taking advantage of the cooler temperatures and abundant moisture will help to ensure that seed will germinate faster, depending on how quickly the soil temperatures drop.

Winter News

Snow is good! While we know that many people do not like the hassles that come with snow and freezing temperatures, it is good for your lawn. The water provided by snow and freezing rain provides your lawn with valuable moisture that helps lawns recover from the heat of summer.

But while that moisture will go a long way towards helping your lawn recover from any summer stress, it does not replace the need to fertilize and maintain healthy practices for your lawn. And it is never too early to begin thinking about next spring. So, give us a call today and set yourself up for a free estimate and consultation. When the snow does finally melt, we can come out and give you an estimate and see if we can help your lawn reach its optimum aesthetic threshold. Until then, enjoy the snow and have a Happy New Year!

 

Thank you for putting your trust in us.

Sincerely,  Lamke Lawns