Mowing Practices for Established Lawns

The first cut in the Spring should be done at 2.5 inches. This will remove a lot of grass and open the root crown to the air and allow the soil to warm up faster. This is done around mid-April. Your second mowing should be done at a height of 3 inches. By your third...

Watering Instructions for New Landscape Plants

For the first two weeks after installation, plants should be watered every day for 10-15 minutes per area with a sprinkler or soaker hose. The weather will dictate whether more or less watering is needed. If it is hot and dry water more; if it’s cool and has rained...

Care for Newly Planted Trees

Trees enjoy a hose set on a slow trickle for 40 minutes (average 10-15 gallons) a day for 3-4 weeks; longer if during major heat. After 4 weeks water trees every other day for 40 minutes.

Care for Perennials and Shrubs

Shrubs and perennials will require water after planting. Generally it will take 4-6 weeks for most plant material to fully acclimate to a landscape. Watering should be everyday to maintain a moist soil but, not saturated soil. Water your perennials and shrubs 20-30...

Care for New Sod Lawns

Sod requires a great deal more water because it is already established turf with a root zone that is only ½” to 1” thick. Keep sod wet but not saturated until sod has rooted to the existing soil. You can easily tell when you can no longer lift the sod off the ground....