The growing season is just around the corner, so if your Anoka MN commercial property has Bermuda grass, now is the time to start getting ready. The tools may be simple enough – fertilizer, water, aeration and mowing – but what makes the difference between lush, green turf and a messy brown patch is turf management with near-perfect time and precision.
With this in mind, here are some tips on using the different tools associated with turf management on your Anoka landscape:
Water needs to be plentiful and have a low salt content. If you’re unsure of how to provide water to your turf, now’s the time to decide. Sprinkler and irrigation system lines should be put in place now, so the grass has plenty of time to grow over trenches. These systems need to have overlapping coverage, as wind will cause moisture to blow away.
Bermuda grass should be mowed with either a sharp rotary or reel-type mower blade. Other practices can be undone with a dull mower reel-type blade, which pulls leaf blades and stems away from the plants. During the growing season, mowing should be three-quarter inches and expanded to one and a half inches in the summer.
Aeration, the process of mowing and fracturing soil to allow air and rainfall to penetrate into root zones, can be done during the growing season. This process helps to offset compaction by giving the grass time for re-growth.
For Bermuda grass, the fertilizer first ratio number should be high, since this figure indicates the amount of nitrogen in the product, and nitrogen is what enhances leaf blade growth. Fertilizing begins and ends during months of generous rainfall, so take advantage of these times when planning how to best take care of your turf.
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