Protect Your Home On Vacation

Plant More Flowers: Plant flowers for fall and winter blooms. Plants that do particularly well in warm fall weather include chrysanthemums, sweet peas, snapdragons and asters. If planting from seed, keep seedbeds moist and shaded from hot afternoon sun until seedlings develop two to four leaves.

2) Water slowly, not more than one-half inch of water per hour. Too much water can be lost to runoff. This is why handheld watering cans or handheld hoses generally work only for watering small areas.

Multiply that amount by the number of hours it takes you to do the job you’d like to outsource. Be careful here – include all the time you spend planning, preparing for this job, as well as the testing and tweaking you’ll do at the end.

Homeowners can check to see if they have a grub infestation by examining these dead patches of sod. Pull back the affected area to check the root zone, particularly the marginal areas where the dead and dying grass meets the green grass. Ten or more grubs per square foot will lead to serious damage in your Landscaping. Another sign to look for are areas that have been dug up by skunks or raccoons, who feed on the grubs at night. Moles may or may not eat grubs so they are not a reliable indicator.

Well, it’s a “middle urgency” scenario (not a “no urgency” scenario) because there are other factors in play. Every investment home has some combination of costs that accrue every day it’s vacant: mortgage payments, HOA fees, lawn care, utilities, property taxes, etc. For easy math, let’s say these come to $900/month. $900 split into a 30-day month is $30/day. This is a very real cost; the meter is running daily.

Yes. I mow my fescue/bluegrass lawn at 4 inches all year. When other Lawn Care are turning brown, mine is still green. This does not mean it will not need water during drought or high heat periods, but it will respond better and recover more quickly.

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There are several other factors that will affect your choice of grass for your lawn and you may be overwhelmed by all the information that you need to absorb and analyze. In this case, your best bet is to talk to a lawn care consultant or a representative from your local nursery to discuss your needs. They should be able to advise you on the type of grass that is most suitable for your lawn as well as the one that require the least maintenance.