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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”