It’s the season of brown lawns. What are you supposed to do? Grubs could be the problem, but many times watering is the issue. Keep in mind the following points, so your lawn will be ready for any outdoor activity.
- During the summer, Utah lawns need between two and two-and-a-half inches of water a week because of the hot, dry weather. During the spring, grass needs one to one-and-a-half inches of water. To find the amount that you’re watering, use this trick: Place a tin can on the lawn, and turn on the sprinklers. Measure the water in the can after the cycle has finished.
- You may think your sprinkler system is working, but have you checked the filter recently? Make sure to clean the sprinkler heads and filter regularly.
- Water less often for a longer amount of time. For example, water three times a week for 20 minutes rather than six times for 10 minutes.
- Water in the early morning. Watering during the night will leave water sitting on the lawn until it dries the next day. This may lead to diseases in your lawn.
- A hot lawn mower will burn the grass leaving brown or burnt stripes in the lawn, and a dull blade will cause the grass to appear a lighter color. Grass should be kept between two and three inches long.
If your lawn doesn’t turn green in a few days, don’t worry. It may take a few weeks for the lawn to become green again. If the lawn isn’t green after several weeks, we can treat it. Call us at 801-226-2261 for an estimate.