Tulsa Lawn Care Update July Tips
I hope everyone had a happy, safe and entertaining 4th of July! Too bad tomorrow is Monday – unless you’re on vacation! :O)
So it’s July and summer is in full swing! The rain (flooding) has finally stopped, but not without leaving an indelible print on our lawns here in Tulsa. Many have had standing water for so long that areas of grass look terrible (mine) and most of the traces of pre-emergent weed control are long gone, thanks to Mother Nature’s deluge!
But at least bermuda grass has a wonderful knack for bouncing back. The fescue…not so much, since we’re into the hot weather and fescue is heat intolerant.
The grassy weeds are out in full force, especially nutsedge, which is a water grass. You can read all about this difficult weed on our nutsedge info page. But most likely, if your ditches have been full of water, there’s probably some nutsedge in there!
What can you do to make your lawn look better now?
Here are some tips:
Water your lawn. It seems like we’ve had enough water to last all summer, but we have not. High temperatures and windy days will dry out your lawn quickly. I can see signs of heat stress in many lawns, and the fescue is hard hit. See our page on proper watering procedures. Fescue may need a daily sprinkle in the high heat, as well as the twice per week deep watering. If you can't push a 6 inch screwdriver into your lawn, you need to water more deeply.