Give Your Neighborhood the Gift of Curb Appeal
Some use the term curb appeal; others rave about charm, ambiance, or quality of life.
For Super-Sod staff, and probably for yourself, gardening and landscaping is our natural lifestyle.
It's common knowledge that curb appeal increases the value of a home, but consider how much you enjoy your neighbors' plantings. Yes, landscaping increases your property value, but more importantly, it gives back to your entire neighborhood - to everyone who passes by.
Give your neighbors the gift of good landscaping.
Zeon Zoysia installed May 5th.
Warm Season Lawns
(Zoysia, Bermuda, Centipede)
- It's time to fertilize. The heat is on and warm season lawns are greening up. Soil temps should be above 65 degrees to begin fertilizing.
- Our Total Lawn Food 16-4-8 + Iron is what you want for Zoysia lawns and Bermuda lawns.
>> Read the Best Times to Apply Fertilizer
- Your TifBlair Centipede should be fertilized with very little fertilizer. We have our own special formulation just for it with lower nitrogen: Centipede Formulation 5-10-30 + Iron.
>> Read Fertilizer Tips for Your Centipede Lawn
- All types of warm season lawns benefit from topdressing with Soil³ during the growing season. This rich compost will replace one fertilizer application and "counts" as organic lawn care.
>> Read about topdressing with Soil³
How High Should You Mow Your Lawn?
There is a healthy range for each type of lawn. Do you know the best height for your lawn?
>> Read Summer Mowing for Warm Season Grasses
Same tips as last month, hanging around like the weeds you want to get rid of.
If you're seeing a lot of spring weeds this year it's because the high amount of rainfall has leached your winter application of pre-emergent herbicide from the area.
These tips apply to Tall Fescue and warm season (Bermuda, Zoysia, Centipede) lawns.
- Mowing is a no-brainer for suppressing weeds. Mow to break the weed life cycle. Mowing cuts off flower/seed heads and that stops weed seeds from making more weeds. Get yourself on a weekly mowing routine and don't let the weeds get ahead of you. Better yet, a robotic lawn mower will quietly and constantly mow for you and keep the despised weeds from going to seed - It's a clean and green, weed-stopping machine!
- Mulch is a time-tested trick for suppressing weeds in flower beds. Spread it 2-4" thick and keep it 1-2" away from touching the trunks or stems of your plants.
- Hand Weeding: This method should be used more often. Why overlook the efficiency? No need to go purchase or mix anything. Sit down and pull a patch a day or focus on pulling the biggest ones before they go to seed.
- Post-emergent Herbicide: Is an herbicide applied directly to existing, visible weeds to kill them once they have already sprouted. We stock post-emergent herbicides to apply directly to weeds that you can see now, such as henbit and dandelions. At this time, the best method to combat weeds is to mow now and to plan ahead for winter by applying pre-emergents in September. Watch for this email at that time because we'll send a reminder.
- What are pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides? We explain it in our blog post, What's the Difference?
Teach Them Young
Could this be cuter? Hardly! Automowers have safety features built in so kids and pets stay safe. Teach them to respect and care for an Automower, just like you would a pet. That's what Super-Sod kids are taught!
Automowers come in a modern gray color, but custom bodies like this white one are available for added fun.
This high quality spreader can be picked up at our store for $129.99.
It's for spreading granular products like fertilizer, lime, and herbicides.
We have developed a settings guide for our yellow spreader.
Tall Fescue Lawn Tips
Existing Elite Tall Fescue Lawn Tips
- Stop Fertilizing Fescue lawns for summer.
- With warmer weather here, it's time to stock up on fungicide for your tall fescue lawns. We carry fungicide in our stores.
>> Read about fungicide on Tall Fescue
Mowing Tall Fescue
- Winter and spring cut heights for Tall Fescue are between 2.5 and 3" tall, but as it warms up for summer, we recommend setting your mow height taller, at 3 to 3.5" tall.
- Be sure to keep sharp blades on your mower or get an Automower for truly razor sharp blades. Sharp blades give a cleaner cut and a cleaner cut reduces water loss.
Featuring No More Rain Delays
Automowers can handle a light rain and keep your lawn looking perfect. However, please send your robotic lawn mower back to its base when you see squall lines or hurricanes in the weather report.
Automowers with H in the name, such as 450XH mean they have a High Cut version for the tall cut height of Tall Fescue, up to 3.6" tall.