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We’re in the lawn beauty profession, and we wouldn’t be complete without helping our homeowners with irrigation repair. Proper watering is a key ingredient to having a beautiful lawn. Did you know that one sprinkler-head leak can waste about 225 gallons during one 15-minute watering cycle? If the irrigation runs three times a week, 3000 gallons of water will be lost in one month!
Our irrigation system repair service includes the following:
The soil beneath the surface is a highly important factor on what grows above the surface.
Soil Testing can measure fertility, which can indicate nutrient deficiencies, toxicities and the presence of trace minerals. The test will measure phosphorus, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and pH. A soil test gives an X-ray vision into all compositions of the soil. Before beginning a lawn care program, soil testing may be advised so that the correct actions, like fertilizer and lime applications, can be made for optimum results. Herbi-Systems utilizes the most accurate soil testing company in the Memphis area.
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Fescue is a popular grass to remedy stunted growth in shaded areas. As a cool season grass, it has a completely different maintenance plan from Bermuda grass or Zoysia grass. Fescue requires about four hours of sunlight per day.
Fescue grass should be mowed to a height of about 4-inches. This particular grass will continue to grow throughout the fall and winter and should remain green.
Watering your Fescue grass is very important for longevity. As a general rule, Fescue grass needs to be watered at least two times a week. In the hotter months, you will need to water more frequently. Fescue grass can enter summer dormancy if no water is available. If you have recently seeded Fescue grass, you will need to water it two times daily until the seeds germinate.
Fescue grass seeding is usually scheduled in September and October. It is not advisable to seed Fescue grass in the spring. Being a cool season grass, the Fescue would struggle to survive a hot summer. You may over-seed areas in early spring, but it is more cost-effective to seed in the fall. Fescue sod also is available for immediate results. Herbi-Systems recommends re-seeding thin or bare areas each year. Call our office for a free manager inspection and price quote for Fescue seeding. Although Fescue grass is shade tolerant, it still needs at least four to six hours of sunlight to survive. Fescue grass could possibly become heat stressed or drought stricken in full sun (seven to 12 hours). Also, Fescue grass does not grow well under building shade.
Fescue grass does not repair itself easily or spread on its own. Weeds will need to be controlled with completely different products, as compared to Bermuda grass or Zoysia grass, to protect it from damage. Also, Fescue grass needs to be fertilized at different times of the year. Herbi-Systems has developed an Exclusive Fescue Program to maintain the health and appearance of your Fescue grass.