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Fall Landscape Maintenance Check List

Fall Landscape Maintenance Check List

It's hard to believe that winter is right around the corner.  We have enjoyed a great season and hope you have also.  Before the snow begins to fall, we wanted to take an opportunity to remind you of the important fall landscape maintenance chores that should be done in order to have a healthy yard in the spring.

  • Lawn Mowing  -  It is recommended to have your lawn short for the fall and winter months.  This will prevent a buildup of dead grass in the spring that may smother new growth. Our lawn mowing routes will continue until the end of October weather permitting and we will lower our blades to make sure it is cut properly.  Feel free to contact us about your service.
  • Sprinkler System Winterization -  By shutting down the water supply and filling the pipes with pressurized air you are able to blow out all remaining water.  This will help prevent pipes from breaking due to the water freezing in them.  To get on the winterization service route please contact us soon, we will be going out for one week only beginning October 19th until October 23rd.
  • Leaf Clearing & Removal – Fall is one of the times when the cool season Utah grasses will revitalize themselves if given sufficient sunlight, nutrients, and water.  A thick and/or matted layer of fallen leaves will cast excessive shade over the grass below and deprives the grass of sunlight.  Lawns also need to breathe during the winter and fall leaves...
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How to Measure How Much You are Watering Your Lawn

How to Measure How Much You are Watering Your Lawn

It is important to find out how much you are watering your lawn to ensure you are not over watering.  More often then not homeowners judge their watering requirements by the color of the grass.  This method does not work since a properly watered lawn is not going to be less green then an overwatered lawn.

This is also a great activity for kids to be involved in so they learn the importance of water conservation.

Here is how you measure how much you are watering your lawn

Step 1 – Check the water distribution for uniformity.  You will need 4 containers; we recommend milk cartons or soup cans.

Place the 4 containers in a grid pattern on the lawn that you are checking
Run your sprinklers for at least 10 min.  If you have several stations that cover the area, run each station for the same amount of time.
Check each container to see if the amount is the same.  If you are not using the same size container or used a tin can and can not see through to check the water level.  You can pour the water into a measuring cup, noting the volume each container contained.

If you find that you do not have even coverage, this could be a reason you have dry spots in the law.  Adjust your sprinklers until they do cover the area evenly.  If you do not know how to adjust your sprinklers, call to make an appointment with one of our sprinkler technicians.

Step 2 – Determine the amount you are watering.

Empty the water from the 4 ...

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