Our Weekly Watering Recommendations
Finally, we’ve had some beautiful, sunny days in Texas! We didn’t see enough rain this week in College Station, Bryan, and NW Houston areas and there isn’t much coming up in the forecast. It’s time to start ramping up your summer watering schedules.
We recommend watering twice a week in the absence of rainfall for a total of 1”-1.5” of water on the lawn each week.
Healthy Mowing Tips for Summer
Remember, healthy mowing practices can do wonders for your lawn density and weed control efforts. Consistent mowing encourages thicker growth and healthy turf density, which can act as an added barrier for weed breakthrough. Additionally, regular mowing weakens weeds making them easier to manage. As we approach the summer season in Texas, here are a few helpful tips for mowing and lawn mower maintenance to have the most successful growing season!
Sharpen Your Mower Blades:
Keeping mower blades sharp allows for a cleaner cut which helps the grass to recover faster and stay green. Dull blades can rip grass blades, resulting in ragged tears that weaken the grass and promote diseases. Mowing with sharp blades will also reduce your mowing time and regular lawn mower maintenance will make your mower last longer, too!
Change Up Mowing Direction:
Changing the direction of your mowing pattern can help avoid compaction and ruts and keeps your lawn from growing directionally or appearing “flat”.
Follow the 1/3rd Rule:
Never cut more than 1/3 of the grass blade. Cutting too low can cause mower stress in your lawn, weakening the grass blade, and resulting in discolored turf and limited defense against weeds breaking through.
Never Mow Wet Grass:
Mowing wet grass can result in an uneven cut. Wet clumps of grass can clog a mower and disperse back in the lawn which can encourage fungus.
Recommended Mowing Heights for Texas Lawns
Hybrid Bermuda: 0.5”-1”
St. Augustine: 2.5”-3”
Contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your lawn. We wish all our customers a safe and happy holiday weekend enjoying the lawn! Happy Memorial Day weekend from the Aggieland Green family!