The Japanese beetle, can be a very damaging insect in both the adult and larval stages. Larvae chew roots of turfgrasses and it is the most important white grub pest of turfgrass in much of the north quadrant of the United States. Adults also cause serious injuries as they feed on the leaves and flowers of many ornamentals, fruits, and vegetables. Happy Turf can help!
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Here’s a familiar face, I’m sure. It’s just about time for these iridescent nuisances to put in an appearance, if you haven’t spotted them already. They’ll do a little munching as they get into their cycle of feeding, mating and laying eggs.
Lately they seem to like to lull us into a false sense of serenity. Just when you think they might not be a problem this year, there they are snacking on your trees. We will never get rid of them entirely, but you can take steps to keep the adult population of Japanese beetles under control.
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Did You Know That…
Mowing height adjustment is probably the most important practice to prepare lawns for hot weather. Mow at heights around three inches or slightly higher. If in doubt, set the mower as high as it will go. Lawns maintained at higher heights usually develop deeper roots and dry out slower than closely mowed turf. Lawn growth will slow as the weather gets drier and hotter.
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During the hot summer months in Wisconsin have you ever wondered if your grass is getting enough water? Here are some brief tips that can help your lawn to look it’s best through these next few months.
1. Make sure you water it early in the morning, typically around 5 a.m. while humidity is still high and the dew is still present. Watering in the morning rather than in the evening will save your lawn from dangerous diseases.
2. A mere ¾- 1” of water a week is sufficient, but when rainfall is on the horizon, let nature do the watering. Without flooding it, soak your grass to promote root stimulation. It’s also important to make sure all parts of the turf have been saturated to prevent unsightly dry patches from forming.
Remember to keep your lawn and yourself hydrated throughout the summer.
1. Lawn Watering–
Of course summer lawn care will consist of frequent watering, but do you really understand the proper way to use your sprinkler most proficiently when the weather heats up? The first step is watering at the correct time of day, which is going to be either early in the morning or later in the evening. Most lawn care experts choose the morning hours, since leaving the grass wet at night may lead to a better chance of a variety of lawn diseases. Make sure you apply enough water to soak into the ground at least six inches, since this will promote more robust root growth, which leads to a healthier lawn.
2. Lawn Fertilizing–
Most people also know that summer lawn care needs to include normal feedings for our grass, but cautionshould be taken in the hottest weather when putting chemicals onto our lawn. Call Happy Turf Professional Lawn Service at 262-697-5013 to ensure your lawn is properly fertilized.
3. Lawn Mowing-
It may seem that the mowing is never done when it comes to lawn care. However, although it may be tempting to maintain your grass short during the summer months to reduce the frequency of your mowing, shorter grass does not retain moisture and dries out more rapidly. For Kentucky blue grass, it is best to keep your lawn height to three or three-and-a-half inches tall during the warmest part of the summer. When the weather cools down a bit, you can reduce that length by an inch or so. Part of good summer lawn care is giving that little bit of length to keep grass moist and lush when the sun is beating down on it.
Summer lawn care is not horribly complicated, but there are some adjustments that you should make when the really hot weather strikes. By following these summer lawn care tips, you will be able to enjoy that lush carpet of green all summer long.
Do the Birds Seem to Love Your Lawn?
Lawn grubs are small worm looking larvae grow in soil. They eat the lawn and by so doing destroy healthy grass over time. It is hard to tell right away if you have them in your lawn, it is not until patches of grass start dying and by then its too late. It is important to keep your lawn healthy so it can fight off these kind of intruders and check in the early spring and late fall for any signs of lawn grubs.