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.
Don't forget to call us for all of your irrigation, bed maintenance and shrub trimming needs!