We’re experiencing a drought that is close to becoming a record setter for this time of year in the Houston area. Here are some of ABC’s tips for keeping your outdoor environment in good shape.
Watering and Irrigation
-If you have an irrigation system, make sure that all zones and sprinkler heads are operating correctly and covering adequately.
-For most lawns, watering a couple times weekly is adequate. Plant beds may need additional watering, especially if they drain well.
-Over-watering is detrimental, contributing to a number of root damaging diseases and yellow, weak plants.
– St. Augustine needs to be mowed weekly. Higher mowing helps St. Augustine conserve moisture. Shorter mowing heights shock St. Augustine, forcing it to expend energy and moisture growing new blades, and ultimately weakening and thinning it.
-Bermuda and Zoysia lawns are healthier cut much shorter and more often.
-Make sure your mower blade is sharp, reducing moisture loss. Dull mower blades fray the … Read Full Post »