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I am getting ready to install sod, what do I need to know? Lawn
Check out our Sod Installation & Care Guide! If you still have questions call us at 580-249-4449!
The ideal time to plant fescue and other cool season grasses is in the fall, but they can also be planted in early spring.
The ideal time to plant Bermuda and other warm season grasses is in the early summer. Bermuda requires a soil temperature of 65°F and rising
When is the best time to fertilize fescue? Lawn
It is best to fertilize your fescue when it is actively growing in the cooler seasons. A good rule of thumb is the months that have an R, with the exception of the coldest months. September-November, and February-April.
When is the best time to fertilize bermudagrass? Lawn
The best time to fertilize your Bermuda grass is in the warm growing season. A good rule of thumb is the months that do NOT have an R: May-August, with a winterizing fertilizer applied in early September.
How do you know whether you have moles or gophers? Lawn
A mole makes a tunnel under the surface that runs parallel to the ground surface. A gopher will make a mound with a hole in it above the surface of the ground. Moles are carnivores, seeking out and eating grubs. The best defense against moles is to eliminate grubs. Gophers are herbivores, eating the roots and grains of grasses. They require trapping or poison to control.
Do I need to do a soil test? Lawn
A soil test is a great way to measure your soil’s health and fertility, taking the guesswork out of fixing pH and nutrient issues in your soil’s profile.
How often should I mow my lawn? Lawn
Instead of establishing a mowing schedule based on frequency, we recommend basing it on the length of your lawn’s grass. Each grass type has an ideal height that it should be mowed to.
Our general rule of thumb is to never mow off more than ⅓ of the height of your lawn at any given time.
How much fertilizer should I put on my lawn? Lawn
It depends! While we can supply general fertilizer recommendations based on the type of grass you have and the time of year you plan to fertilize, the most foolproof way to fertilize is to first get a soil test done. This lets you know what the fertility is like in your lawn and allows you to better determine what nutrients you need to apply to keep your lawn healthy and thriving.
Additionally, we recommend you check out this reference from Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources for common lawn fertilizer applications.
How often should I water my lawn? Lawn
It is best to water your lawn as deeply and infrequently as possible. Turfgrass should be allowed to dry out to the point at which it begins showing signs of stress. These signs include wilting, turf turning a greyish purple color, lack of resiliency and more.
When you do water your lawn, apply the water to your turf as deeply into the profile as possible when you see signs of wilting. This infrequent routine will help develop a healthy, resilient Turfgrass system!
How much water should my lawn get? Lawn
Your lawn should receive irrigation water in a manner that the application rate does not exceed the rate that your lawn’s soil can absorb it.
The rate at which the soil in your lawn can absorb moisture is dependent on many factors like soil type, compaction and aeration, soil structure and more. Sandy soils will hold very little water compared to loam or clay soils.
Additionally, make sure soils have proper drainage to avoid prolonged periods of moisture. Any excess amounts of water can cause many problems with Turfgrass. Irrigation run times should be adjusted so that water does not run off.
How much grass seed do I need to buy? Lawn
It depends. Each species has its own suggested planting rate (the amount of seed that will be needed to cover a specific area, usually given in rates of pounds per 1000 square feet.)
If you have your eye on a specific species we offer, the product detail page of that product will list the suggested planting rate for best results.
How do I know what type of grass I have? Lawn
As a general rule of thumb cool season grasses grow in the northern portion of the U.S. (ie. bluegrass, fescue, and ryegrass) and warm season grasses grow further south (ie. bermudagrass, buffalograss). However, there are different growing regions in the U.S. that impact where grasses will thrive beyond north/south boundaries.
Purdue University offers a great resource tool to help you identify the turfgrass species that are present in your lawn.
What is NPK? Lawn
“NPK” stands for Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium ratings. These are chemicals used in fertilizers that help provide nutrients to a plant.
How deep should I plant seed on my lawn? Lawn
That depends….see “planting chart” or “product detail page”