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Now that summer is on us, things might be getting dry. Be sure your lawn is getting enough water. As a general rule, you want to get at least an inch of water per week to keep a good green and healthy lawn. Some grasses can get by with less water, but all plants, grass included, will do better with adequate water instead of having to stress for it. If you are watering and don't know when you have put down an inch of water, just put a pie pan down and let the sprinklers hit it. When it fills up to an inch on the side, you're done! Traveling Sprinklers are great for making your watering chore easier, just turn it on, it turns itself off when done.
We have used the Nelson Rain Train a lot and love it! It is the next best thing to having an automatic sprinkler system!Landscape plants require less water than grass, water if you know what to look for. Some plants will start wilting their leaves very quickly if they are needing water, others will last longer before showing stress. That's just the difference in some plants. Those that are more drought tolerant will last longer before showing signs of drought stress.
June is still early enough to prune some plants if needed, so you can clean up some plants or do full pruning if needed. Planting new plants can still be done, you may just have to water a little more to keep them bright and plenty healthy. We landscape all through the year, every month we are planting new plants, the only difference is during hot dry weather we have to water more.
Hardscape projects can be done anytime of the year since the product isn't going to die from lack of water, however during dry periods the ground will be firmer so it is usually easier to get material to your worksite without tearing up the rest of the lawn, so now is a good time to get busy on a paver patio or retaining wall or a new concrete sidewalk.
If you are considering doing a total renovation of your lawn and putting in Bermuda Sod, or Sprigs or Zoysia Sod or Sprigs, now is a great time to get going on it. Getting the sprigs in now gives them all Summer to grow out and get a good coverage established befire next Winter comes.
With 3 to 4 months of growing time and regular watering with fertilizer applications at a minimum of monthly, Bermuda grass will cover completely. Zoysia will still have some bare spots, but should cover over the following year.