WATER REQUIREMENTS The amount of water needed for a bluegrass lawn in Utah varies according to the temperature, wind, humidity and solar radiation. Lawns need less water in the spring and fall, but during mid-summer will require as much as 2 inches per week. The following table is a general guide: May-June 15th . . […]

Water Management

Mismanagement of water is a major contributing factor to many pest problems. Too little can stunt growth of trees, reduce development of root systems, and fruit yields, exacerbate the injurious effects of many pests. Severe water stress causes leaves to drop and fruit to remain on trees. Excessive watering kill roots by depriving them of […]

Encourage Microbial Soil Activity

A soil that contains 3 to 5 percent organic matter in the top 8 to 12 inches will have a very active microbial population. Microbes do some very important things to our soil: decompose that, control disease and pests, and produce nutrients for the lawn.

NRS management tips

NRS Management tips Raise your mower height Aerate your lawn Moderate to high amounts of potash and phosphorus A balance of nitrogen Minimize shade Irrigate lightly Avoid drought stress Reduce thatch Overseed with rye grass or a more tolerant bluegrass Apply a fungicide to prevent disease

Necrotic ring spot conditions

NRS will most likely initiate in moist soil and thrives in temperatures up to 80 degrees; it will become more severe in higher temperatures and drought conditions. Seeded and sodded sights in a recently cleared wooded area are susceptible to this disease. It can also be found in areas with compacted soil that are high […]

lawn disease

It is possible to find every imaginable disease spore present in any soil. Three factors need to present it in order for grass diseases to develop. The factors are the host plant, the pathogen, and the environment, often called the disease triangle. The pathogen will infect the grass if the environment that favors the disease […]

Water your lawn with free water

Downspouts alone can’t keep roof water away from your foundation! A Properly installed underground downspout can be very effective at keeping the water from reaching your basement. fill in any low areas, and slope the ground away from the foundation. Serious problem can occur with downspouts that discharge the water right next to the foundation! […]

Utah lawn weed control

If your yard does not have many weeds the easiest way to control them is by pulling them by hand. The important part in hand weeding is to make sure the entire plant is removed. The plant, roots, runners and all. For heavier weed infestations chemical applications may be required. A pre-emergence herbicide can help […]

What time is best for watering a lawn?

The best time for the irrigation system to water the lawn is in the early morning. Watering early does not allow the water stay on the turf longer than normal. The morning dew that normally forms on grass in the morning washes off any airborne disease spores. As the suns rises the grass blades can […]

How much to water your lawn

How much water to apply for great looking lawn In Utah as a guide to water and develop a lush healthy lawn with a deep root system apply 1″ inch each week. Every sprinkler system is unique. It is impossible to determine the amount of time required to put down right of water. You can […]