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Make Your Lawn The Envy Of The Neighborhood

Your lawn has been planted with the best sod grown. It doesn’t end there. It will need your help to continue to grow healthy and lush.

Don't Set Your Sprinklers And Forget It!

At first, there will be very few weeds in your new lawn. Over time, weeds will sprout, making fertilizer coverage paramount. if you see weeds in just a couple of areas, regular mowing can take care of your issue. A strong, sharp mower used on well-fed lawns will keep most weeds under control. Rotary mowers can handle tall grass with ease, but if it is not kept sharp, you will run into problems. Sharpening the blades before each usage is critical. Reel mowers are another type of mower used, and have several blades and can reduce the appearance of fungus.

Proper Growth Begins With Fertilizer

Chinch bugs are another problem that must be dealt with. Chinch bugs are found on St. Augustine sod, and occasionally Bahia. You may also have to contend with mole crickets, which attack Bahia sod, and army worms. There are insecticides that can be used to bring things under control. If you have shady areas, fertilizing more often with smaller doses and mowing at a higher setting are the best protection. In summary, water regularly, mow with a very sharp mower, fertilize often (March and October), and watch out for any insects and treat that issue if needed. We recommend a good fertilizer with a 16-4-8 analysis. Check your lawn on a weekly basis.

Fertilizer Applications

Once the sod is established, usually after one month, apply a fertilizer appropriate for the grass you have chosen. We recommend fertilizing twice a year (October and March) and to use the product called 16-4-8.

We advise that you don’t fertilize in summer months.

Fungicide Applications

Many don’t know, but sod cut straight from the farms and laid in your yard will experience stress. During this time you are also going to be giving your sod more water than usual. The added moisture is another reason your new lawn can be prone to diseases. We recommend putting down a good quality fungicide. Your lawn professional should have a product they use, if not, you can purchase one on your own either online or at a big box store. As with all products used on your lawn, please follow labeled instructions properly to receive the best care possible for the sod.