Having an irrigation system is a huge advantage, but it can potentially cause more harm than good. Each system must be properly calibrated to apply the correct amount of water at the proper time. Daily watering and evening irrigation can both promote diseases, like Brown patch. The rule of thumb is to provide your lawn with 1 inch of water per week with as few watering sessions as possible. We recommend 1-3 times per week only during the early morning hours. If you decide to water twice a week, you’ll need to make sure each zone in your lawn is receiving 1/2 inch of water each time the irrigation runs. The only way to know how long each zone should run is to scatter empty (tuna) cans throughout the zone and to let the system run until the proper amount of water is in each can. This process takes some effort, but it assures your system is properly calibrated. No matter how good your irrigation system is, nothing beats a slow, steady rain.
Irrigating after seeding and aeration is different. Frequent short watering (2-3) times a day is ideal for about 2 weeks. This will encourage the seeds to germinate quickly and become established. After 2 weeks resume a normal irrigation schedule.
How long should I stay off the grass after a treatment?
We just ask that you stay off the lawn until the treatment is dry. Typically, that takes an hour or less.
How long should I wait before mowing the lawn after a treatment?
Please wait at least 24 hours before mowing the lawn after a treatment. This allows the weed control product to be absorbed by the weeds.
What if it rains right after you treat my lawn?
Rain after a treatment is almost always a good thing. It can activate the pre-emergent and can help the root zone absorb the fertilizer and organic materials. However, if there is heavy rainfall immediately following a treatment, it could have a negative impact on the weed control product. If the weeds do not begin to curl within 2 weeks, let us know. We may need to re-treat your lawn at no charge to you.
Do you require contracts?
For your convenience, all of our services are performed on a continual basis. We never require contracts, but if we earn your business, please let us know by email if you would like to make any changes to your chosen lawn care plan.
How do you handle billing?
We email all invoices the last day of each month. You can simply mail a check, or follow the link provided in the email to pay by credit card online.
Where can I find quality topsoil?
Southern Nurseries – 615-824-4444 and ask for Kurt.
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