Sunday, April 21, 2013
I have already been noticing from this week’s telephone calls that trend may be growing in the bay area.
It is now being asked for by homeowners as their lawn of preference. A few of these customers proceed online to analyze its attributes. We at Los Angeles sod very seldom sell Bentgrass to homeowners unless it is to make a putting green for their own yard. This got me to thinking, what might the main reason be. Campaigning, who is telling people this is an excellent home lawn for CA. Perhaps the lawn maintenance person who takes care of your lawn want to have a few more weekly time on your lawn because of its high servicing characteristics. Then in one case there was a friend who recommended it after putting in their own yard. Great, the weather is cool enough currently, but during out blistering summer heat extends, this poor lawn will demand much more water than a conventional fescue lawn. Higher water bills later on for you also. So if you don't feel the utmost wish to be totally dedicated to your lawn and its requirements, possibly we are able to help you choose a type of lawn better modified for your lifestyle.
I have left a link here to those wonderful geniuses at UC Davis whom have already filtered out the characteristics of Bentgrass. Go ahead and have a look at it on your own.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Improper mowing and trimming will cause more problems on lawns than any other servicing exercise. Most lawns are mowed quite short, hardly ever enough, and/or with a dull mower blade. Mow regularly sufficient so you don't get rid of more than 1/3 of the leaf blade at a single mowing. Avoid mowing during midday when temperatures are above 90 degrees and the when the soil is dry. The mower blades must be well-defined and may need sharpening four to six times a year. A sharp blade results in a cleaner healthier cut, leaving a more attractive lawn.
December to January
With the seasons lower temperature’s your lawn will be slow to generate changes. With our insufficient rainfall we can’t blame the leaching of nutrients from the soil on the weather, so our fertilizing job that keeps our lawns healthy and green for the winter should still be in tact somewhat. I have had some calls about yellowing lawns, it is just a lack of nutrients, be patient, remain calm and your lawn will once more go back to its traditional green color as the temperature warms.
Do you have SOD lawn at home? More ideas here.