We answer your lawn care service questions and provide more information about The Green Side Lawn Care service in Omaha, Nebraska.
During the spring we will mow at 2.5" - 3" to allow the sun to warm the soil to promote turf growth. In the summer we will raise the mowing height to 3" - 3.5" to help keep the grass cool and reduce weeds. In the fall we will gradually lower the mowing height back to 2.5" - 3" to help lateral growth and help sustain your grass over the winter.
Keeping the clippings on the lawn helps to recycle nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium back into the earth to promote a healthy lawn. This can account for as much as 30% of the needed nitrogen for your lawn.
Many variables determine exactly how much you need to water your lawn, such as, the type of grass, climate and soil are just a few. A good rule of thumb is your lawn should receive at least 1" of sprinkler or rain water, a week. Conditions will very due to these variables. If you are unsure we can advise you to your lawns specifics.
The best time to water your lawn is in the early morning. At midday, you are competing with the sun and evaporation. Watering at night will leave the grass wet all night and promotes diseases.
Some of the benefits of aeration are:
Rain is beneficial after a fertilizer treatment. This will help move any remaining granules on top of the grass down into the soil.
It is recommended to stay off of your lawn till you are able to water and/or rainfall. Liquid broadleaf herbicide will take 2 - 4 hours to dry on a normal day (longer drying periods will occur with changes in weather). Pet's and children's access should be restricted for 24 hours as a precaution, until the fertilizer is watered into the lawn.