Our Weekly Watering Recommendations
The dry heat continues in College Station, Bryan, and NW Houston and lawns are definitely feeling the pressure. If you’re able to water, we recommend 3 sessions a week at around .5 inches of water per session, to provide a total of 1.5 inches of water per week.
If watering restrictions in your area limit you to watering only twice per week, try aiming for closer to .75 inches per session.
Drought Stress in Your Lawn and How to Combat the Summer Heat
We understand that Texas lawns are struggling due to the current drought and strict watering restrictions. The extreme summer heat can also cause soil to become hydrophobic which adds to the problem. Hydrophobic soil occurs when a waxy residue builds up on the soil particles causing it to repel water rather than absorb it. This also contributes to water loss and runoff. Make sure to utilize the “cycle and soak” technique for the best efficiency when watering your lawn.
If you’re experiencing drought stress in your lawn or want to add proactive protection for the continuing heat wave, ask us about our Stress Helper service. We’ve introduced Stress Helper as a one-time treatment to help combat the implications of this summer’s drought. This treatment works by combining a bio-stimulant and wetting agent to help protect the vital parts of the grass plant (crown and root mass), improve recovery time, and reduce soil repellency, thus maximizing irrigation efficiency. The application is a liquid, broadcast treatment that will last in the soil for approximately 28 days, giving your lawn the best chance at recovery when rainfall and regular watering schedules return.
What to Expect
We are not expecting relief from the heat anytime soon, and the goal of this service is to protect the most important parts of the turf and grass blade and improve water absorption in the soil. Whether you are dealing with severe or minor drought stress, this application will help preserve current health and prevent further damage. Stress Helper is not a fertilizer, and it will not visually impact the state of the lawn the same way. For lawns receiving adequate water, this treatment will help maintain color and vigor while still offering a boost in irrigation efficiency.
The pricing for Stress Helper will be the same rate as your current lawn applications.
Contact our team if you have any questions or concerns.