*Feeding... Our specialty
Our liquid bio-fertilizer includes USDA Organic Compliant, plant sourced microbes and fulvic acid.
These additives are essential to nutrient cycling and the break-down of dead organic matter in the thatch layer. The organic compounds are not derived from bio-active composts or manures so they are socially acceptable with no offensive odors.
Iron (ferrous sulfate, similar to what are found in vitamins) is an essential element in plant health and is included in all of our treatments. Iron does have a slight metallic odor for a short time after application but is not offensive.
Water... How much and how often?
Turf quality is directly linked to available moisture in the root zone (up to 12" deep).
The key to maximizing water efficiency is to keep the soil moist for optimal uptake by the roots. This means watering infrequently, and deeply.
Shallow, frequent watering is usually inefficient due to the increased rate of evaporation that takes place, and it leads to shallow rooting.
Infrequent watering encourages surface drying between watering days, minimizing fungus disease potential.
Watering in the early morning is recommended so the grass dries before nightfall. In addition, water pressure is usually better in the early hours, the dew is reclaimed, and the winds are usually calm. Evening and night watering may invite fungus problems. But, if it’s the only time you can water, please do so!
One inch of water each week is recommended for healthy turf.
1/2" of water every 3-4 days is adequate for most soil types, as long as the soil stays moist.
Every irrigation system is different, so how long should yours run to deliver 1/2"?
To calibrate, place a straight-sided container (i.e. tuna fish can or the watering gauge provided today) under the sprinkler pattern and record how long it takes to collect 1/2" of water. For instance, if it takes an hour to collect 1/2", plan on running your sprinklers for one hour every 3 or 4 days, for a total of 1 inch in a week’s time.
Individual sprinkler spacing and coverage may deliver differing amounts in the same amount of time. By placing containers under the sprinkler pattern, you can see if there are areas with poor coverage.