The rain has been a key factor in how our landscapes look.
We should be doing some things to keep our outdoor spaces beautiful.
- Pruning overgrown shrubs and hedges
- Clean pruning shears between cuts to prevent disease
- Cut dead or wilted flowers to allow more to grow
- Cut back overgrowth on the large shrubs to maintain the size you want
- Take your time; it can be hard, but the plant takes time to grow over mistakes
- Check the color of your grass. The rain we have gotten may have depleted the nitrogen from your spring fertilization.
The rain has worked wonders on our turf and plant health but hides all of the problems with
an irrigation system that would normally have been fixed before the hottest months.
In the cooler spring months, an irrigation problem can go unnoticed for a week or two without any loss of plants, but in the hot months, you can lose a plant in a few days or have a section of your yard go yellow.
- Check your system at least biweekly, if not weekly. Contact BestYard.com to have this done professionally for you.
- Make sure you are using cycle and soak on your controller.
- Try to apply a natural product like Revive to help keep moisture in the soil.
- Install a rain sensor on your controller. It will ensure your system does not run if we get rain.
- Also, with everyone going on vacation, consider installing a master valve in your system.
This could save you if you had an unexpected break in your line while on vacation and prevent house flooding.
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