Just as the azalea blooms signal the arrival of spring, their disappearance signals the arrival of summer. And they’re easy to forget as we schlep the kids back and forth to the pool, go on vacations and attend barbeques, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t need our attention. Here are some easy tips to help you with summer care. (more…)
Archive for June, 2010
We understand that the competition for Yard of the Month is stiff, which is why we encourage to you fertilize your warm grasses this month. If you have Bermuda, centipede or zoysia grass May and June are the ideal times to fertilize.
If you’re doing it yourself, start by picking up a bag of fertilizer at your favorite garden supply store. Despite there being a plethora of choices, there’s little difference between brands as long as the nutrient numbers are similar. The most important ingredient is nitrogen, and some grasses need more nitrogen than others. You might want to experiment with fertilizers with different nitrogen amounts. More expensive brands often contain slow release nitrogen, which gives grass an extra boost of green. For example, golf courses generally choose fertilizers with high percentages of slow release nitrogen. (more…)