Don’t Overwater During This Dry Spell – Landscaping & Lawn Care

It sure has been dry lately. If you’re bringing out the hose to water your lawn & garden, make sure you don’t overwater. Giving your plants too much water prevents oxygen from entering the soil, and can actually drown your plants. Your lawn needs about half an inch of water a week. To find out if you’re watering enough, poke a screwdriver into the ground about 6″-8″ deep. If it encouters hard soil, you should be watering more. Check your flowers by inserting a finger into the soil near the roots. Water when it’s dry. Mow your lawn at least three inches high. Taller grass has deeper roots which help keep the blades from drying out as quickly. Have any questions? Give us a call here at Blass Residential Services, your lawn and lanscaping experts!

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Boldbaatar Says,

You have several opiotns. If you don’t care about using chemicals, round-up is a chemical that you can find at your local garden center that will completely kill everything if applied properly. If you want to do it the green way, place several layers of newspaper over the vegetation you want killed. Eventually, everything growing in the area will suffocate and die due to the lack of air. Also, keeping the newspaper soaking wet will speed this process up. You may also want to place something heavy on top of the newspapers so they don’t get blown away. In a few weeks, lift up part of the newspaper and see if everything is dead. If it isn’t, leave the newspaper there for a few more weeks. After this is done, you’ll need to start adding organic matter to the soil. Examples of this include table scraps (but NOTHING with meat or oil of any kind), grass clippings, tea bags, coffee grounds, orange peels, etc. Overtime the organic matter will break down in the soil, and vegetables LOVE soils rich in organic matter. If you want more info on this, just google composting . There’s TONS of info on this.

on August 20, 2012 at 04:18 AM

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