PRFCT Tips

irrigation

Do not rely on your irrigation company to set the timer on your sprinkler system. Irrigation companies are water delivery experts; they are NOT lawn care experts.

You or your landscaper should decide the schedule that best fits your lawn's needs.

Remember there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Over watering promotes shallow rooting, fungus diseases, mosquitos and nutrient run off.

bees

Honey bees are critical to pollinating crops but their population has been declining in recent years, due in part to lethal pesticide exposure.

To help combat the problem the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to ban spraying pesticides while honey bees are pollinating crops.

The ban, however, would only restrict spraying on specific properties where growers arranged to bring in honey bees to pollinate their crops. While the proposal fails to address other sources of toxic pesticide exposure to bees, you don’t have to.

By simply not applying pesticides to your lawn and asking your friends and neighbors to do the same you can help save the honey bee population.

deer

Tick sprays create a false sense of security as they cannot possibly kill all the ticks in a yard, and the ticks come right back anyway.

What they really are is toxic to your family, pets and the environment. Even the organic ones are harmful to beneficial insects.

Instead of spraying your yard we recommend applying personal repellents, just like sunscreen.

watering garden

Most lawns are overwatered. One big mistake is to turn on irrigation systems in the spring and keep pouring it on at the same rate all summer, regardless of the weather, soil or location.

The PRFCT lawn is not watered until it is dry, and then, it is given a big long drink. This promotes deep roots and prevents fungus diseases. Until the hot weather comes, water on demand: only when needed, and then, for at least an hour.

The next step is easy: don’t do anything. Just hold off on watering until the soil is dry again.

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