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Greenthumb - Properly watering your lawn

12:05 PM, Jul 9, 2012   |    comments
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(WZZM) - Has your lawn turned brown, and if so does that mean it's dying? It can go dormant and return, once it's cooler and wetter, but if it's brown with no water for 4-6 weeks, Rick Vuyst says it could die.  

Another problem this year is sod-web worm. You know you have it if you see moths or butterflies hovering around your turf. 1" to 1 1/2" of supplemental water per week is the goal for properly hydrating your lawn.

Morning is the best time to water because the air is usually calmer and the sun, which causes a lot of evaporation isn't yet as strong.

Rick also says don't worry about a few weeds right now, you don't want to use weed killers or fertilizer when the lawn is under stress due to the heat.

Keep your lawn as long as possible, raise the deck on your mower. Cutting it low puts additional stress on the grass and invites weeds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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