Watering Guidelines

Weybridge Residents are responsible for the watering of their Lawns

Sprinkler

When to Water the Lawn

If you find your lawn has taken on a grayish cast or appears to be dull green, it’s telling you that it needs water. You can also check your lawn by walking on it: If your footprints don’t disappear quickly, it’s because the grass blades don’t have the needed moisture to spring back. While it may seem like you can head out to water your lawn anytime during the day, your lawn actually needs more specific care. Watering in the morning (before 10 a.m.) is the best time for your lawn; it’s cooler and winds tend to be calmer so water can soak into the soil and be absorbed by the grass roots before it can evaporate. If you must water in the evening, try between 4 and 6 p.m. which should give the grass blades time to dry before nightfall. The later you water, the greater chance of disease becoming prevalent in your lawn. It’s worth noting, though, that you don’t necessarily have to water your lawn. Lawns are resilient. Established and properly cared-for lawns can survive weeks without water by going dormant (when the lawn turns brown), then recover once the rain returns.

How Much Water to Use

When watering an established lawn, it’s typically recommended to water until the top 6 to 8 inches of soil (where most turfgrass roots grow) is wet. Most lawns need 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week—either from rain or watering—to soak the soil that deeply. That amount of water can either be applied during a single watering or divided into two waterings during the week. Just be sure not to overwater your lawn.

How to Tell If You’ve Watered Enough

Check the soil: To see how long it will take to soak the soil, check it every 15 minutes during your first watering by using a screwdriver to test how deep the water has moved. Mark the time once the soil has been soaked to a depth of at least 6 inches—that’s how long you’ll need to water your lawn each time in the future. Short on time and simply want to know if you can skip watering for the day? Use this rule of thumb: If you can’t easily stick that screwdriver 6 inches deep into the soil, you need to water.

Spraying for Mites and Bagworms on Tuesday August 19th

Brightview Landscape will be spraying for Spider Mites and Bag Worms tomorrow. Sorry for the short notice but we want to get it  quickly stop these pests .

bagworms

Bagworm caterpillars make distinctive 1.5 to 2 inch long spindle-shaped bags that can be seen hanging from twigs of a variety of trees and shrubs. Sometimes the bags are mistaken for pine cones or other plant structures. Bagworms prefer juniper, arborvitae, spruce, pine, and cedar but also attack deciduous trees.

spider mites

Spider mites are tiny web-spinning bugs that eat sap from the bottom of leaves. They are not insects but rather arachnids, which means they’re in the spider family. Spider mites attack trees and garden plants, making the leaves look stippled, yellow, and weak.

Repairing Bare spots in lawns

Several Weybridge residents have bare spots on their front lawns under lager trees and beside their driveways. This suggestion was sent to the Weybridge HOA to help other Weybridge residents with this problem. It has been found to be very effective. With great success

Scotts EZ Seed Patch & Repair Sun and Shade

ezseedScott’s EZ Seed Patch & Repair Sun and Shade is a revolutionary seeding mix that guarantees seeding success*! The unique combination of Scott’s high performance seed, premium continuous release lawn food, and super-absorbent growing material, makes it possible for grass to grow anywhere, guaranteed.* Scott’s EZ Seed now has a tackifier to reduce seed wash-away on sloped areas of your lawn! *Subject to proper care & watering. When watering a newly seeded lawn, the key is to keep the top inch of soil consistently moist but not soggy. You will likely need to mist the seeded area once or twice a day (possibly more if it’s hot and dry outside). Once the seeds start to germinate, continue to keep the top 2 inches of soil moist until the new grass reaches a mowing height of around 3 inches. After that, begin to cut back watering to twice per week and soak the soil deeper, about 6-8 inches, to encourage the grass roots to grow down deep into the soil.

To see video on how to apply click here EZ Seed Video

Shrub pruning set to Start

Shrub pruning to Start on June 3rd

BrightVew Landscape plans to be in the Weybridge neighborhood on or around Monday, June 3rd thru June 10th to perform a touch-up shrub pruning (date dependent on weather). This pruning is only for new growth and shaping

If you have shrubs or bushes you do NOT want BrightView to trim, please put a brightly-colored ribbon on those shrubs and bushes.

Questions?

Please contact Brent Kleihauer, our Weybridge Landscape Officer. He has ribbon on his front porch if you need some. He can be reached at weybridgelandscape@gmail.com

Memorial Day in the United States

Flag etiquette on Memorial Day is unique. At sunrise, flags are to be raised to full staff briskly, then lowered to half staff position where they will remain until noon. At noon, flags are to be raised to full-staff and will be displayed there for the remainder of the holiday. Memorial Day is a great time to show your pride for your country

arlington-national-cemetery

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season.

Ground of Remembrance-map

The Grounds of Remembrance in Dublin Veterans Park is a tribute to the men and women of the armed forces who have courageously served our country in times of war and peace. It is a place for reflection and as a place to recognize those who have defended our freedom,

The Grounds of Remembrance is dedicated in the honor of all that have made sacrifices to defend our freedom; from the first 16 Dublin volunteers who joined the 46th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry in October 1861 to the men and women who are serving today and their families who give up so much to support them.

Dublin Veterans Park is located on approximately one acre of land in Historic Dublin near the Dublin Public Library, along the Indian Run. The map below shows the Park’s location in Historic Dublin

Safety Alert

Weybridge Intersection Obstruction

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Weybridge HOA has received several concerns about our Muirkirk and Glick Road entrances into our community. With the summer speeds and upcoming Memorial tournament, Your Weybridge HOA wants to remind Residents of the increased traffic and safety to our Community. We have contacted Muirfield Association about trimming back the shrubs and bushes at out entrances, also contacted Dublin police of this issue and they will be setting up a portable speed radar trailer to slow traffic.

radar speed trailer              Stop sign

When leaving our Weybridge community both entrances have Stop signs. If you stop behind the stop sign your vision in impaired, so please pull slowly up to the white line to increase your line of sight before pulling out onto Glick Rd.

Weybridge HOA hopes this summer will be Safe and Happy time for our whole community.