Thank you to all our Loyal and productive customers who regarded our services with the highest esteem we truly regret closing but hope you can understand our need to do so. With the intention to continue providing services in the 2020 Season we had not seen closure as a real possibility yet it is the only valid choice at this time. We regret not being able to notify everyone sooner. Had we planned to shut down going into this season everyone would have been properly notified.
1. Water deeply -- and infrequently "The No. 1 thing I see homeowners do is overwater, which builds up excess thatch (an unsightly thick mat of tangled roots between the grass blades and soil)," Daily watering encourages shallow roots (short grass ) and wastes water. Instead, water deeply, watching closely to see when more is needed.Here are signs it's time to water: The soil resists when you push a screwdriver or steel rod into the ground; Your grass gets a slightly blue tinge; andFootprints across the lawn remain compressed.If you don't have in-ground irrigation, a sprinkler works fine.
Banon Lawn suggests giving the lawn over an inch of moisture (2 - 3 inches is best ) each time you irrigate. The deeper the moisture goes the deeper the roots will grow causing the turf to have a deep strong root system.
Watering should be done every three (3) days on average as a general guideline, this would be adjusted accordingly depending on the season, or if you have an irrigation system or city ordinances that prevent you from scheduling cycles every three (3) days.Once a week will not sustain the necessary moisture for optimal health and watering every other day just invites disease, short and weak turf grasses, balding and soil compression.
Measure by putting an empty can or cup on the grass. When it's filled to the desired depth ( i.e. 2" of water ), move the sprinkler to another spot and start measuring again. Once you know your lawn's needs, you can put the sprinkler on a timer (they cost $10 to $60).Poor soil -- composed of too much clay or compacted from heavy traffic -- won't absorb moisture easily, trouble areas may need a more in depth way of measuring soil moisture. Set a timer and check the area where your sprinkler is set up, using a screw driver or similar tool with a strong solid shaft at least 1/8" thick push the screwdriver into the moistened soil until the difficulty obviously becomes harder to push into.Take your thumb and forefinger pinch the shaft of the screwdriver right at the top of the soil and keep them there while you pull the tool out. Measuring the distance from your fingers to the tip of the shaft will give you a Very good idea of how much moisture has set in.
2. AVOID NIGHT TIME WATERING (this can not be stressed enough ). Don't put the lawn to sleep with wet feet. That means to let the grass dry out before the dew falls, since prolonged moisture invites disease. The best time to water is pre-dawn or early morning. You'll lose water to evaporation by sprinkling in midday. The timers previously mentioned are best used for this reason, to provide the turf with the moisture it needs before the grass becomes active for the day. Following this logic be mindfull of "gloomy" weathered and rainy days as this may further promote lawn diseases.