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Avoiding the Second Brown Grass Season in Oklahoma

Water sprinkler on green grass

My dad always joked that other places got four seasons, but Oklahoma only got two brown grass and green grass! While many folks in the Tulsa area are used to seeing the grass go brown during the summer heat, you do not have to be one of them! There are two quick and easy secrets to keeping your Bermuda green until the fall. Proper watering and proper nutrition. Proper watering depends greatly on the type and layout of the turf in your yard, but there are a
few good rules of thumb to follow:

  • Water early in the day to prevent evaporation from stealing it from the plants.
  • Water more deeply NOT more often when the weather gets hot.
  • Raise your mowing height to increase water retention in the soil.

Watering may seem like a pain, but you do not have to get up early in the morning or buy a fancy sprinkler system. You can get a great hose timer at a home improvement store for less than $20, to turn your existing sprinkler into a smart irrigation system.

Proper nutrition is a little harder to accomplish. We like to use a customer-blended fertilizer that encourages the grass to drive its roots deeper and make it more drought-resistant. Plants, just like us, need a healthy amount of food to survive the intense summer heat. A well-watered and properly fertilized lawn can look green, lush, and healthy through the longest
droughts and hottest temperatures that mother nature has to offer. At Nutri-Green, we would love to help your yard look its best through the summer months. Call us today at 918-322-5757 for a free quote!

 

 

P.S. Make sure to check out our great watering guide at https://www.nutrigreentulsa.com/blog/how-often-am-i-supposed-water-my-lawn for specificinformation about your type of grass!