Home Maintenance Tips
Watering, Mowing, Weed Control
Watering newly planted turf is the most important process to establish a new lawn, regardless of the time of year. You should water regularly with light, frequent applications of water to prevent the surface from drying. (An established lawn is the opposite; it should be watered deeply and infrequently). As the turf begins to take root, reduce the frequency of watering and increase the amount of water applied. This will help establish a deep root system and ultimately reduce the amount of water needed. After the turf has become established, you should apply 1 to 2 inches of water 60 to 90 minutes of watering, per area from one to two waterings per week. This promotes a deep root system, which aids in drought and cold tolerance.
As soon as the grass is 1 ½ to 2 inches high, mow the new turf. Be careful not mow any lower than 1 inch in height. Mow frequently enough to prevent removing more than one third of the growth at any one mowing. The more often you mow, the better the quality of the turf will be. Mowing every 5 to 7 days should be there minimum requirement.
Pine islands add beauty and value to your property. For most efficient weed control purchase a pump sprayer and use Round Up (concentrated is most economical). For weed control in Bermuda you may use weed and feed fertilizer. During the winter when Bermuda is dormant you can use “purge” for weed control.