On Feb. 11, James Hatcher of Dallas County Master Gardeners presented ”Water Restrictions are Coming! Is Your Lawn Ready?” to a gathering hosted by the Addison Arbor Foundation at the Addison Athletic Club.
Among Hatcher’s recommendations:
- Mow St. Augustine grass at a height of 2 3/4 to 3 inches. Mow bermuda at a height of 1.5 inches.
- Water your lawn 1 inch every time. In general, during the growing season, this is once every 5 days for a period of 30 minutes. Heat, rain, and length of day can change interval between watering but always water 1 inch.
- Fertilize using only a fertilizer that is all nitrogen. If you use a mulching mower, you might not have to fertilize.
For more information, call the Dallas County Master Gardener help desk or go to the Aggie Turf website (http://aggieturf.tamu.edu/).