Fortunately, we enjoyed a very wet spring. Lakes are full and lawns are green. Of course, no one knows what the summer months will bring, but in most years the weather turns hot and dry, necessitating watering our lawns, flowers and Landscape.
Here are some tips for maximizing the benefits from watering your lawn.
First, raise the cutting height of your lawn mower and use a mulching blade. The taller grass and grass clippings helps to insulate the ground from the effects of the sun. It keeps the temperature of the soil cooler and helps to maintain more moisture in the soil.
Second, water less frequently, but when you water, do it for a longer period of time. It is far more effective to give your lawn a good soaking about once or twice a week than it is to water a little every day or every other day. The heavier, less frequent water encourages the lawn’s root system to grow further into the earth and makes for a healthier lawn. Obviously, watering amounts and cycles will vary with the type of grass and soil conditions with each lawn.
Flower beds and landscape may require a light afternoon watering. Just a few minutes for each landscape zone to refresh the plants and flowers.
Curb appeal makes everyone happier for the Owner to the neighbors and really attracts Buyers when you are selling.
Contact Jim Bigelow, Lindsey Stucky, Ally Herrmann, Scot Jobe or Kathy Zwart to learn more about how we can work to get your home SOLD!
Jim Bigelow Associate Broker Coldwell Banker select
918-640-4657, Jim@jimbigelow.com, www,jimbigelow.com
Serving the Tulsa Metropolitan area.