How Often Should I Water New Sod?

It’s no secret that your grass needs water to remain vibrant and healthy, but that isn’t as easy as it sounds in Florida. How much water is best? When and how should you nourish your new sod? Use the following tips to develop and maintain a purposeful and realistic lawn watering schedule for your yard.  Water Frequently During Weeks 1 and 2 After Installation. Your new sod needs a grow-in period to start thriving. During this time, make sure you stay off your lawn entirely, other than to water it. 

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When Should I Mow My New Sod?

If you recently gave your Florida yard a spruce-up with new sod, you may be wondering how to best care for it as your new sod flourishes and grows. In particular, you’re probably wondering when and how you should start to mow. Here is some critical information you need to make sure your new sod receives the proper care. Don’t Mow Until the Grass Is Rooted Well Your new sod needs this period to start thriving. During this time, make sure you stay off your lawn entirely. The most important priority during this period is watering. 

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How to Take Advantage of Cooler Temps to Protect Your Lawn from Weeds

Cooler temps mean that your lawn goes to sleep, just like so many other things in the wintertime. But unfortunately even though your grass is going dormant, other plants thrive on cold temperatures and will take over your lawn if you’re not careful. The bottom line is that while your grass is dormant and doesn’t need as much care, you still have to keep a watchful eye, take action as soon as the need arises, and keep up with some basic maintenance to keep your lawn healthy even though it’s not in its growing season.

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Why Weed Killer Doesn’t Solve the Problem of Weeds

Do you find yourself buying the same bottle of herbicide every season to combat the weeds in your lawn? There is a reason that you have to treat for weeds every year, even though the herbicide promises to kill them. How do they keep coming back, and how can you stop relying on chemicals to keep your lawn under control? Here’s what you need to know. How weed killer works You can’t buy one weed killer for all unwanted plants in your lawn and expect it to work without killing your lawn. If you used one weed killer over your entire yard, it won’t be long before you’ll be calling us for new sod. Grass can also be killed off by herbicide weed killer when it is not formulated for a specific weed. There are formulas for every weed you could want to eliminate from your lawn, so there is no need to improvise. The weed killer penetrates leaves to go to the root and growth areas so that it dies and cannot regrow.

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Deter Weeds in Your Lawn by Avoiding These 3 Causes of Weak Turf

The cooler weather doesn’t mean that you can relax when it comes to protecting your lawn from weeds, pests, or diseases. Although sod disease is much less common in the cooler months, pets and weeds can continue to be a problem. However, even these have a dormant period that gives you the perfect opportunity to eliminate weeds for good. The most important thing you can do to deter weeds in your lawn is to keep your turf strong. Your grass sod can become weak for several reasons, but the most common are completely avoidable. Work to do better with the below maintenance points, and you will see a dramatic difference in your lawn.

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Annoying Leaves: Should You Rake Them or Leave Them Be?

If you like to have a well-manicured lawn, your first instinct is to remove every weed and leaf as though they were stray hairs you had to pluck, but is it actually healthy to rake all of your leaves? You might be surprised to learn that leaving some of those leaves on the ground could be beneficial for your lawn. Here’s what you need to know. The argument for raking leaves If you rake all of your leaves, it does more than just make your lawn look neat and tidy. Raking leaves also removes their blanket from your grass. Even though it is fall, your sod still needs adequate water and sun. Getting the leaves off of your lawn opens it up to receive the sun and nutrients it needs to survive the winter.

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