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Be Careful Not to Cut Your Grass Too Short

When you mow your lawn, it is important to cut it to the right height. Many people make the mistake of cutting their grass short so they will not need to mow it as often, but that can stress the lawn and lead to problems. Cutting the grass too short can leave brown or bare spots.How Short Should You Cut Your Grass? Grass species vary in terms of the ideal mowing height, but for most species 2 ½ to…

Read more| Jan 25, 2017

Lawn Watering Mistakes to Avoid

Everybody knows that a lawn needs water to stay green and healthy, but many people make mistakes because they don’t know when and how to water their grass. Watering at the wrong time or using the wrong amount of water can do more harm than good. Here are some common mistakes to avoid and tips on the right way to water your lawn.Make Sure Your Lawn Gets the Right Amount of Water One common mistake…

Read more| Jan 18, 2017

How to Make Grass Grow in the Shade

Most lawns have trees, which can create patches of shade. While a shady area can be a great place to relax in the spring and summer, it can also make it difficult for grass to grow. If you are struggling to grow a thick and healthy lawn in an area of your lawn that is shaded for most of the day, here are some tips to help.How Much Sunlight Does Grass Need?Most species of grass need four to six hours…

Read more| Jan 12, 2017

How to Care for Warm and Cool Season Grasses

Lawns are covered with many species of grasses, but they fall into two main categories: warm and cool season. The species of grass you have in your yard will depend on where you live and your climate. Some of the rules of lawn care are universal, but some depend on whether you have warm or cool season grass.Species of Warm and Cool Season Grasses Warm season grasses include Bahia, Bermuda, centipede,…

Read more| Dec 22, 2016

How to Prevent and Treat Snow Mold

Lawns need extra care in the fall to prepare for a long, cold winter. Even if you do everything right, you may still wind up with lawn problems in the spring. One of the most common issues that homeowners encounter in the winter is snow mold. This can cause the grass to be pale yellow and to stick together.How Snow Mold Affects LawnsSnow mold can affect almost any type of grass that is exposed to freezing…

Read more| Dec 15, 2016

How to Take Care of Your Lawn after a Frost

If the temperature falls into the 30s at night but stays above freezing and frost forms on your lawn, it can cause damage or even kill the grass. Frost is harmful to grass because it increases transpiration. This is the process in which moisture is sent through plant pores, or stoma. Moisture that is sent through stoma and moisture in the air coat and protect plants. On a clear night with calm wind,…

Read more| Dec 08, 2016

How to Use Compost to Keep Your Lawn Green

Composting your lawn two or three times a year can keep it healthy. Compost can supply organic matter and nutrients that can keep your grass green. Compost contains nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, as well as some trace elements that are not found in commercial fertilizer. Many people prefer to use compost because it is safe and organic and does not contain a lot of chemicals. Use a fine-textured…

Read more| Nov 23, 2016

Avoiding Common Lawn Mistakes

This is the time of year when many people around the country are dealing with the doldrums of winter. This is also the time of year when we like to take time to review some of the more common lawn care mistakes. Think of it as a refresher course as we all wait for spring to arrive. Don’t over-fertilize. One of the first things you will likely do this spring is fertilize. But one of the more…

Read more| Nov 01, 2016

Fall Weed Control | Sprinkler System Store

There is still lawn work to be done this fall. This is the time to make sure winter weeds don’t invade your lawn. Weeds that grow in the cooler seasons can still prevent a problem for lawns. That’s because winter weeds begin germinating when temperatures drop during the fall. They tend to grow slowly and sit during the winter months, waiting to do their lawn damage. Once spring grows around, they…

Read more| Nov 01, 2016

Lawn Care after the Snow Melts

It’s been a rough winter for many folks around the country. The snowfall has been, um, persistent in some areas. Now that the snow is starting to melt (and will hopefully continue to do so), the lawn owners around the country will be looking to do some “spring cleaning” in order to get their yards in order. It’s a tricky time for your lawn and your yard. The ground is getting soft as snow begins…

Read more| Nov 01, 2016