Captain Ron’s Lawns & Landscaping, Inc.
June Lawn Care
It is getting hotter out- plan your lawn/garden work for early morning or evening to avoid the heat of the day. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids to keep from becoming dehydrated.
- Plan your mowing schedule around the growth of your lawn. You should not mow more than 1/3 of the blade length off at a time. If you water or fertilize too much, you will generate excessive growth. This will require more frequent mowing to avoid cutting off more than 1/3. If you postpone mowing, you will be potentially damaging your lawn – generating excess clippings can require more of your time to mow over them multiple times, and you will do your small mower engine harm by trying to mow too much grass with it’s smaller horsepower. With proper fertilization and watering, weekly mowing should be adequate; however, there will be exceptions.
- You can fertilize again this month with a 3-1-2-ratio fertilizer or 4-1-2; try to get it with a minimum of 50 % slow release nitrogen to stretch out its benefits. Water the granular fertilizer in soon after application. If you would like help ask about our fertilizer program. You can water your patio plants and hanging baskets with a diluted 20-20-20 water- soluble fertilizer. Try to use filtered or distilled water for these plants and baskets to reduce the chlorine getting to the plants.
- Canopy your trees to allow more sunlight to get to the grass underneath. Low tree canopies will not allow grass to survive. You want the lower branches removed anyway for safety reasons while mowing. You don’t want to get poked in the eye.
- On Red-tip Photinia and Indian Hawthorne’s watch for maroon colored spots on the leaves. This indicates a fungal leaf spot and could be fatal to the shrubs if left unattended. Apply a fungicide, Banner or Daconil as soon as you can. Powdery mildew on roses, crape myrtles, eunonymus and zinnias in late spring can be treated with a funginex spray weekly.
- Grub worm treatment is only effective in late July/early August . Spider mites can be treated with miticides, insecticidal soaps or just a blast of water from your hose.
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May God Bless You and Yours.Ron Kerwin Captain Ron’s Lawns and Landscaping, Inc. Watauga, TX 817-485-7890