BrightView will be back in the Weybridge neighborhood soon to apply fertilizer, spray for broadleaf weeds, and to aerate our lawns. Here’s the proposed schedule:
- Wed, Sep 11 — Fertilizer and broadleaf weed herbicide spraying
- Week of Sep 23 — Lawn aeration
NOTES ON FERTILIZER AND WEED SPRAYING
If you have areas of your lawn you do not want fertilized or sprayed, you can place lawn flags to mark areas that are off-limits. If you need flags, they are available on Brent Kleihauer’s front stoop.
For areas that are sprayed and fertilized, homeowners with pets or children are advised to keep them off the lawn for at least 24 hours after the chemicals are applied.
NOTES ON LAWN AERATION
For lawn aeration the week of September 23, anyone with “shallow wiring” installed (invisible pet fences, yard lighting, or similar) needs to contact Brent at email@example.com so we can relay your address to BrightView. Lawn aeration pokes deep holes in the lawn and can damage wiring for invisible fences, lighting, and sprinklers, or anything else buried in the yard. Brent will report known sprinkler systems to BrightView, but he needs to know about other systems as well.
Alternatively, you can place flags in the yard to map out where lawn aerators should not go, thereby protecting your in-ground systems.
Weybridge Residents are responsible for the watering of their Lawns
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.
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 .
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 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.
Anyone having a long window screen that was used in our original windows or knows where one might be available please contact.
Kristine Kinzer, 9324 Muirkirk Dr. 614 504-5165
BrightView has notified us the next fertilizer application is expected on or around Friday, June 21.
As in the past, we recommend you keep pets off the lawn for at least 24 hours after the fertilizer application. If there are sections of lawn you do not want fertilized, you can place lawn flags outlining the area.
Questions? Please contact our Weybridge Landscape Chairman, Brent Kliehauer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.