about 4 to 5 days at that 3rd or 4th mowing. The clippings are loaded
with nitrogen and will break down over time and add to your topsoil.
During heavy grass growth spring and fall the clippings need to
Should I put down bark mulch every season
A: Yes you should install a
layer of mulch every year the rule of thumb there is 2 inches or
so to the beds in the spring so that 2 inch layer will break down
by the next season. Also when the beds are raked and freshened up
some is always removed.
When a new bed is installed we install 3 to 4 inches of new mulch
this will breakdown going into the following season to approx. 2
inches as the the following seasons go you will have a nice layer
broken down mulch that mixes with the existing soil and roots that
will retain moisture.
Q. How much water should I be giving
A. Walk on your lawn if you
see your foot prints not springing right back up its time to water.
Depending on your soil make up sandy to clay types is how much you
need to water. Sandy soils need constant monitoring as clay soils
you have an irrigation system set it for every other day for 15
min for spray zones and for the rotor heads in the lawn and large
areas 40 minutes you should have a rain sensor set up to shut off
the system when there's adequate rain fall.
Brian J. Dinsmore Landscaping
Contractors, Inc., Billerica, MA
Phone: 978.671.9576 Fax: 978.671.9516