Watering Tips

  • Apply 1.5” of water, per week in early morning. Avoid watering in the afternoon because a large percentage of the water is lost to evaporation. Avoid evening watering because a prolonged drying period can increase fungal disease.
  • Increase watering frequency during hot periods. To maintain a lush lawn during the hot periods of the summer more frequent applications are required. Generally one application of water every 4 to 5 days is adequate.
  • An alternative method is to wait for the lawn to tell you it needs water. Prior to dormancy (browning) the following occurs: Foot printing – Foot prints and lawnmower tracks do not bounce back. This is a sign that your lawn needs water immediately in order to avoid drought dormancy.
  • Raise Your Mower Height. Set your mower blade up an extra setting from where you normally cut at. The higher cut creates a thicker canopy of leaves that shade the soil and protect the grass plants growing points. By cutting higher during heat and drought stress you will see a remarkable improvement in your lawns health.

BigFoot Lawn Tips

  • Watering Tips

    Apply 1.5” of water, per week in early morning. Avoid watering in the afternoon because a large percentage of the water is lost to evaporation. Avoid evening watering because a prolonged drying period can increase fungal disease. Increase watering frequency during hot periods. To maintain a lush lawn during the hot periods of the summer […]

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  • Lawn Care Maintenance

    Lawn care maintenance will put the finishing touches on the perfect lawn. There are three infrequent activities that can breathe new life into your lawn. Overseeding at the proper time of the year can help fill in bare spots as well as thicken your lawn which will help to minimize weeds. If your soil has […]

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