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AUGUST 2017

Irrigation Installation, Service & Repairs
We are performing the Sprinkler System Checks & Repair services. You should have your irrigation set to run 4-5 days per week, 10 minutes on pop-up zones and 20-25 minutes on rotating zones. Give us a call if you are ready to get on the schedule. If you are interested in having an irrigation system installed, please give the office a call at 913-829-6135.

Turf Maintenance
We are applying Round 5 of our 7 Round Turf Program. Round 5 is a liquid application targeting nutsedge, broadleaf, and grassy weeds in the lawn. Turf Managers will also assess lawns at this time to determine if and what is needed as far as a Fall Lawn Renovation. Aeration, verticutting and overseeding being the common items to be done in order to keep the lawn full and thick. If you are interested in starting your personalized turf health plan please give us a call.

Plant Health Care
We are currently applying Round 3 of our plant insecticide program for the 2017 season. Round 3 is a treatment to control primarily spider mites on spruce, junipers and burning bush. Please call to schedule a consultation with one of our certified Arborist today.

Mowing Service
The mowing season has begun and will run weekly from now until the end of October. Due to the rainy weather they may be behind a day or two but will work weekends to catch up. If you are interested in the weekly mowing service, please contact the office.

New installs still need water

Many a landscape grows well without benefit of irrigation but rare is the garden, lawn or landscape that does not respond gloriously to some extra watering. Then, too, extra watering is necessary because seldom does a summer pass without a dry spell that lasts from three to four weeks.

insufficient water stunts plant growth, delays maturity and reduces yield and table quality especially of such vegetables as lettuce, celery, spinach and the root crops where succulence is so important.

They tell us that water in soil is good to the last drop; that the moisture content of soil can sink to a low level before it ceases to be available to plants. True, but this is no excuse for withholding water too long. It simply suggests that thorough soaking rather than frequent sprinkling does the job best with a saving of both labor and water.

With that being said and we get into the hot weather your plants need your help more than ever.  Especially newly installed plants, you cannot rely on irrigation to do the job for you.  While your plants are at a nursery they are watered daily and throughly.  Then once planted you must help them adapt to their new environment and get them used to reach outward for their water needs and not inward to the environment they were used to.  For example most plants are grown in containers which their roots do not have far to go to find water.  However once planted that source of water is outward and the roots must now go outward to find the water.  So newly planted shrubs need that direct water contact at the base of the plant to ensure the plant gets its required amount of water to thrive. 

Weeds not only rob the garden of moisture but of nutrients and light. Don’t give them a chance! Remember, too, that they are much easier to battle when they’re small.

Follow these guidelines and you will beneift a lucious and healthy landscape during this coming summer heat!

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