Watering Do's and Don'ts

Let’s talk about water. It's that time of year to start watering the lawn, but look out! You could cause problems for your landscaping if you water incorrectly. I know most of us think that watering is simple. Just drag the hose out or hit the start button on the irrigation system, and you’re finished, right? WRONG! Different plants have different watering needs, and so does turf. Water turf deeply, and only in the morning two or three times a week. Anything more than that promotes fungus in the lawn, and that's expensive to treat. Over watering and under watering in turf and bedding plants often causes the same symptoms. Brown areas occur in the turf when either problem is present. Call us if you think you have a problem. Fungus can be difficult to diagnose. In bedding plants, under watering causes droopy, lifeless looking leaves and sometimes defoliation. Guess what? When a landscape plant is over watered it exhibits exactly the same symptoms! There are many scientific ways to test the moisture but we prefer the finger method. Stick your finger in the soil at the base of the plant. If it's dry, water. If it's muddy, don't. If you have questions, call JMP Landscape, and we'll be happy to help. Thank you again for checking us out, and we look forward to hearing from you.
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Posted on June 24, 2013 .