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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I am going to skip over seeding my lawn this year!

One of our HOA accounts has elected to only over seed the entrance area this year. Our top goal is obviously to do a good job with the overseeded area and make it look as good as possible. I am not going to go into detail on our process, there is plenty of literature out there one that. All I am going to say is that last week was way too early, and it still is this week and most likely will still be too warm for a couple of more weeks.

A very close second goal is to keep the non over seeded grass green as long as possible. We will do this through proper watering and fertilizer. Even slow growing grass needs water. A lot of irrigation controller out there have seasonal adjust setting on the dial, “never use it.” I learned a long time ago that I shouldn’t use absolutes like never or always, but I do to get a point across. I am sure that if another landscaper was to read this blog, they would give me a couple of examples of when they felt like that had to use that setting.

It is better to adjust watering frequency than run duration. For example if you were watering 10 minutes every day and wanted to cut the water in half you have two option on most irrigation controllers. Option 1 move the watering down to 5 minutes and keep it every day or Option 2 keep it as 10 minutes but water every other day. Most experts agree that option 2 is best. This can be summed up is one simple argument. Water duration determined how deep the water will penetrate and plant roots don’t move up and down in depth with the weather.