Posts Tagged soil life

How to Take Care of New Sod

Watering Schedule: Your new lawn/sod will require plenty of water in the first few days.  Water the sod as soon as possible after it is installed.  Then water thoroughly on a daily basis for one week.  Reduce watering to three times a week the next week and then once a week thereafter.  Being thorough means at least one (1) inch (or 25mm.) of water at each and every watering.  Reduction in watering or irrigation frequency is to encourage deep, healthy rooting. Frequent, light watering results in shallow roots.  Water evenly and slowly so that the

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Q: What are grubs and chinch bugs?

get rid of grubs naturally

A:  Grubs and chinch bugs are insects that can cause damage to the roots, crowns or blades of your urban lawn depending upon the lifecycle stage of the insect, time of year and quality of the lawn.  Usually the damage is seen as a dying area of grass with characteristic brown patches.  It is very important to diagnose the problem accurately since dog spots, over fertilization and diseases can all create the tell-tale brown patches.  Identifying the insect and the damage it is doing is important before deciding upon a specific course of action.

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Q: How can I create healthy, good quality soil for my flowerbeds?

creating healthy soil for plants and gardens

A: Healthy soil provides the water, air and nutrients needed to grow healthy plants. All soils can be improved with the addition of certain materials, a process that is often referred to as “amending” the soil. A soil amendment is different than a fertilizer as it changes the structure of the soil and possibly its pH, but may or may not add to its nutrient content. Fertilizers add to nutrient content. Soil structure is an important part of healthy soil as it influences water flow, nutrient uptake and air flow all of which are necessary

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