Water, Mowing and Mulch Tips from DENTCO

Water, Mowing and Mulch Tips from DENTCO

Everyone wants great curb appeal, green grass, and healthy and bountiful planting beds. As summer temperatures rise, I’ve picked my top three tips to help keep your properties looking their best. e key is investing in routine landscape maintenance.

DENTCO can help! With over 30 years of experience helping commercial properties with their curb appeal, our knowledgeable team can help your properties look their best from season to season.

WATER

■ Water less often, but water deeply when you do. Frequent, shallow watering encourages shallow roots and thatch accumulation.

■ Water in the early morning to avoid evaporation during the heat of the day.

 

MOWING

■ Mow your lawns between 3 to 3.5 inches high to provide more insulation from the summer heat and reduce water loss from your soil. is will also decrease the risk of disease and pests in the turf.

■ Keep your mower blade sharp; dull blades tear rather than cut grass.

 

MULCH

■ Use organic mulch because it absorbs water. Mulch that keeps existing water trapped in the soil can help your plant life and your water bill.

■ Mulch also helps keep rain from washing away your soil, maintains soil nutrients, controls weeds and helps control pests.

Lena Sliver