Thursday, May 19, 2011

Spring Lawn Care by Carol King

Tony Koski, Ph.D. Extension Turf Specialist and Professor – Colorado State University, gives us this advice on lawn care:
  •   Proper watering can promote a deeply rooted, healthier turf.
  • Let grass species and health, soil conditions, and weather conditions dictate irrigation practices, not the number of days between waterings.
  • Mow bluegrass, ryegrass, fescue and wheatgrass to a height of 2 to 3 inches. Buffalo-grass and blue grama lawns can be mowed to this height, but also do well unmowed.
  • Core cultivation is essential for all lawn areas, especially those that are thatchy or subject to high traffic. 
Here's the whole fact sheet!