… Is water! Its been a dry, dry year and lately we’ve seen very little snow. We’ve long past the process of preparing our lawn for winter but what to do when fall seems to extend into the winter months? Your plants, being hidden under four inches of nice soil with a nice winter nightcap of fall fertilizer, haven’t been really happy. It has been far to dry for our little plant friends. You’ve already blown out your sprinkler system but right now what our little friends need is a nice, cool drink. With the warm, continuing weather, it may be time to drag out the hose and sprinkler and show your lawn how much you care.
50’s, 60’s, 70’s…
Here in Colorado, we’ve been breaking heat records day after day. Our winter jackets are tucked away in the back of our closets crying to be used but to no avail, we’re still rockin’ away to those 50’s and 60’s. Besides our poor winter jackets being sad with their non-use, our lawns have been crying out for our help as well. With the extended warm weather, keeping our lawns healthy and happy is more crucial now then ever. Giving the lawn the moisture it needs now will continue in helping it stay healthy and pest free. If you do not water during dormant season, you will more than likely water up to 6x more in the spring which is when your lawn needs it LEAST. Over watering in the spring can harm the lawn, waste water, and cost you unnecessary costs. This is why it’s important to water is extended warmth times before the true snow hits.
Giving Our Lawns the Best Christmas Present
Want to give your lawn the best present? Pull out that old school sprinkler you used to jump through as a child. Setting up your sprinkler to run on oscillating for about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on exposure, is one of the best gifts you can give. If your sprinkler sprays continuously over one area, check your lawn about 30 minutes in. Try pushing in a screwdriver into the soil to see how dry and hard it is, base your continuing watering time on that. Since you are more than likely not used to watering, set an alarm on your phone to avoid over-watering. If this warm weather continues, be prepared to check and water again the next weekend. After watering, don’t forget to unfasten your hose, drain it, and store it until it is needed again.
I’m Out of the Loop!
In need of some help? No worries. Here at Westside Grounds Lawn, Inc. we’re trained to keep your lawn as happy and healthy as possible. If you or someone you know is in need of some lawn Christmas presents, contact us here at Westside Grounds today and we’ll bring some holiday love to your favorite lawn.