Monday, September 23, 2013

Trugreen's Guidelines for Houston Lawns

TRUGREEN recently sent out the following to Houston Home Owners on the proper lawn watering and we felt it was important to pass their information onto you:


The Mail out read as follows:

Proper watering is critical to your lawn’s health and vigor. Deep and infrequent watering is the best practice. This means wetting the soil to a depth of 3-5 inches per irrigation. Water during the morning rather than the afternoon or evening; this allows the leaf blades to dry and reduces the risk of disease. Let the turf determine water frequency. Water at first signs of stress and not on a predetermined schedule. St Augustine turf has a poor drought tolerance and requires irrigation to survive during our long hot summers.



Early Spring
January, February
Rainfall is usually adequate. Water if we have a 2 week period of no rain
March, April, May
Water weekly if less than 1 inch of rainfall occurs
June, July, August
Water each section
September, October
REDUCE WATER FREQUENCY! This is Brown Patch season & excess water triggers this disease.
During September water weekly if no rainfall & every 2 weeks in October if no rain
November, December
Rainfall is usually adequate. Water if we have a 2 week period of no rain


Do not water every day or two. Frequent, short watering encourages shallow roots, unhealthy grass plants and turf susceptible to drought and disease