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....

Care for Newly Seeded Lawns

Newly seeded lawns take 7-14 days to germinate. These areas must be kept moist but not saturated until seed begins to grow. Weeks 1-2 water every day 3 times a day 10-15 minutes. Weeks 3-4 water 3 times a day 3 days a week for 10-15 minutes. Week 5 water 3 days a week...