As we get into the dry summer months watering is a key to keeping your lawn healthy and green. You want 1-2” of water a week on your lawn depending on how hot and dry it gets. You can put a tuna can in the middle of a zone and measure the amount of water you are putting down in one watering and then figure out how many watering’s it would take to get the required amount down over the span of a week. With the clay soils in our area, you may get areas that aren’t getting overlapping coverage and may start to show signs of browning. Once they appear, it will be already dry and will have a hard time accepting water. When clay soil begins to dry out, it tends to repel the water, so you will need to force feed those areas with short watering’s to get the soil to accept water and get the soil moisture depth back. If the lawn gets brown and starts to go dormant, it is very hard to get it to come back until we start to get regular rainfall. Aeration can help open up the lawn and help water penetration. This will help water, nutrients and air to get down to the root system.
You can call our main office to schedule your aeration or irrigation system assessment. Salem 503-364-8376 Portland – 503-639-0151