Landscaping

Maintenance Tips for Your Sprinkler and Lawn

»Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Landscaping | 0 comments

A lush lawn is one of the many things we need to beat the scorching summer heat. Its color can relax the eyes, and moreover, it can provide seating should you want to lounge under the shade of your trees. It’s no wonder you’re on the search on how and when to water it- not too much for you’ll only just waste your money and your valuable resources; and not too little for you’ll make your lawn brown in color. So long as you have your well-maintained sprinkler and rain gauge, your lawn will be in the pink of health, or in this case, will be in the green of health. Let us unearth the wonders of your sprinkler and rain gauge for your sprinkler maintenance

Maintenance Tips

Well-maintained sprinklers to assist in the period of watering lawns The most perfect time of the day to water your lawn is early morning. Note that in the morning, a chance of evaporation is minimal at this time. If waking up is a challenge for you, your trusty sprinkler can do the job for you. Take good care of it, and it will help you maximize your time by watering the grasses on your behalf. You may get overwhelmed with the convenience though. So, it is asked of you to refrain from watering your plants every day. Do this alternately. If you’ll water it daily, chances are you’ll weaken its roots. For you not to be confused or forgetful in watering, you can plot schedules on your calendar when to use your sprinkler.  

Well-maintained rain gauge to aid in the amount of water to be used

Next, to the right moment in watering the lawn, your next concern would definitely be the amount of water you’ll need. The thing is, you need to experiment on this one. This is the best way to assess how much water you need. Several factors to be considered in this experiment are climate; soil type; and type of grass.  

One experiment you can do is to apply water that is half an inch if the soil is sandy, an inch if soil is textured. This is where your well-maintained gauge comes in. You can measure the water that you’ve applied through a budget-friendly rain gauge. The amount of water should penetrate the soil 4 to 6 inches deep. Be patient in waiting for the water to soak into the soil; especially for heavy soil, you have to water it with a slower rate. Or else, the measurement coming from your rain gauge will be futile. Your goal for this experiment is to prevent runoff. Runoff deprives your lawn for that needed water consumption.  

Continue experimenting until you’ll already have a good grasp of the amount of water you’ll need to efficiently maintain good health of your lawn. Again, you can achieve this by using your well-maintained rain gauge.  

Part of taking good care with your lawn is to ensure functionality of sprinkler and rain gauge. Inexpensive or pricey, they only have one purpose and that is to aid the caretakers in their period and amount of water for watering.

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Lawn Care Tips for Homeowners

»Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Landscaping | 0 comments

You have now created a space outdoor where there is a perfect place for outdoor activity. But how do you keep it looking at its best? You need to have a regular maintenance routine and tips to avoid dullness and weed infested outdoor space. This maintenance is essential and if you don’t have time, you can always hire someone to do the job.  But if you can spare time gardening, you can read some lawn care tips below. 

Here are some tips below to maintain the beautiful lawn you have at home: 

Lawn Care

Tip 1 

The absolute best time to water your garden is early morning. Be that as it may, cease from watering your plants each day. Do this on the other hand. In the event that you’ll water it every day, odds are you’ll debilitate its foundations. For you not to be confounded or absent minded in watering, you can plot plans on your schedule. Note that toward the beginning of the day, a shot of vanishing is insignificant as of now. In the event that awakening is a test for you, you can settle on an economical sprinkler.  

Tip 2 

Next, after you have learned the right time for watering plants, it is time to gather information on the water level you will need when watering. The thing is, you have to investigate this one. This is the most ideal approach to survey how much water you need. A few variables to be considered in this test are atmosphere; soil type; and kind of grass.  

You can do some experimenting to achieve the best result. You can put half in water on a sandy soil and an inch on a textured soil. This is where you need a well-maintained gauge. You can apply water using an economical rain gauge for starter. The water should run deep as 4 to 6 inches. You have to be patient when observing the water soak deeper into the soil. Some water will take time, especially on heavy soil. It has lower rate absorption. The goal of this experiment is to know the runoff. This is because runoff deprives water consumption on your lawn. 

Tip 3 

Yard overseers recommend you to exploit downpour. It will be a gift for you as you’ll never again need to utilize existing assets. Check for the days that will rain in your general vicinity. Additionally, give close consideration to walkways and garages. In all likelihood they utilize sandy soil. This kind of soil will in general dry quick. 

Tip 4  

If your lawn has a poor drainage it can cause to waterlogged on your lawn or landscape for few hours or couple of days when raining or watering your lawn. It can also lead to health issues of your lawn if not improved immediately. There are only two problems that lead to waterlogged on your lawn. It is either the soil of your lawn takes time to absorb water of the landscaping of your garden is not good. Make sure you consult professionals when you have this problem. 

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Getting to Know About Thatch 

»Posted by on Mar 28, 2019 in Landscaping | 0 comments

The practice of burning fields has been present for ages. You’ve seen this not just in your community but also outside. For the majority of young people, they either: do it because they have been told by the elders; or refuse to do it because they have been alarmed by the ill effects burning can do to not only to the land, but also to the air. Hence, making this topic divisive. In fact, so divisive that elders still convince everybody that burning is the way to go for thatch removal. But is it really still the way to go, in the midst of many gardening developments by landscaper
 

About Thatch

Thatch Removal through burning 

A thatch, as what we all know, is a fibrous buildup of both living and dead organisms. It is made up of stems, runners, surface roots, grass clippings, and the likes. This is in contrast to what others think that a thatch is only made up of debris and lawn clippings. Most common cause for this buildup is infrequent mowing. Other causes include: poor soil texture and aeration, shallow watering, and excessive nitrogen fertilizer and pesticide. Grasses that are prone to have thatches are: bermuda grass; blue grass; buffalo grass; rye grass; tall fescue; and zoysia grass. 

The thatch is viewed as a lawn waste. The most common form of getting rid of them, especially in the southeastern part of US, is through burning. The popularity has lead to a widespread debate on this practice. 

Because of its unpredictable nature, use of fire can get quickly uncontrollable. Others already have this generalization that the use of fire to get rid of thatch is not recommended due to fire hazards and safety concerns. For all these reasons, some places have already made a ban on burning, while others require permits to do burning. There are also places that plot specific times when to do burning.  

Be sure to do homework by checking out thatch removal regulations in your area. As an alternative for those places who have banned burning of thatches, they recommend chemical and/or mechanical dethatching. Other practices that don’t involve fire include: power raking; regular soil aeration; scalping; and vermiculture among others. If your area asks you to secure a permit to do burning for your thatches, secure one. If your area assigns a specific time for burning, follow that schedule. It’s a good idea to discuss your thatch removal plans with your neighbors for they’ll know the things to anticipate. Plus, they might even give you tips on how to mitigate risks involved.  

As soon as you have the permit or the schedule to do burning, we recommend you to do these steps: 

  1. Gather plenty of lawn helpers for this operation. You’ll never know if the fire will go out of hand. The available helpers will be there to control it.   
  1. Create a fire line. This is a strip of about 3 to 4 meters (or 10-12 foot) for the burning area. The intention of this line is to control fire if it reaches to this point. 
  1. Place the hoses that are connected to a stable water source. The water source has to be near the burning area for quick response. 
  1. Wear safety gear. 
  1. Abort burning if the wind speed is about 10-12 MPH. This will make the fire uncontrollable.   
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