Sunday, January 31, 2021

Sifi Doorhanger R2

                              


   (Information and notes are subject to change, because this is written specifically for this visit.)

Today’s visit contains pre-emergent weed control (liquid).

Results may be slower (up to 1 month) in cooler temperatures below 65°.

- This spray dries to the touch in ~2hrs and limited to no exposure is recommended until it has been watered-in & dried, normal outdoor activity can resume thereafter. 

You get 1 free Q/A consultation visit/yr, so use it. Call John (owner) if you have questions or issues and let’s fix it.

- To the extent that this treatment is activated correctly, will determine its effectiveness.

Watering Instructions: (Based on “Rotating” sprinklers 40 to 80 min = approx.  ½ of water. Reduce to half that for “stationary” or “mister-type” sprinklers, use rain gage to confirm exact amount)
To activate this treatment correctly:
WAIT ~24 to 48hrs hrs. before watering to allow the weed killer to stick & kill weeds (2hr rain fast warranty).

THENwater-in to activate the pre-emergent. Wait no longer than 10 days, the sooner the better.

For the best possible results, use gentle irrigation ~48hrs after treatment, NOT waiting on unpredictable rainfall which may wash it away or not be the correct amount of water.

Activation requires ½” of water per area with sprinklers. (See above calibration).

Minimal to no watering thereafter. CLICK HERE to see our watering guide to water correctly throughout the year. 

Mowing Instructions: 
To activate this treatment correctly: Avoid any mowing or yard work until after watering-in this treatment and soil dries. 


Lawn Treatment Disclaimer
If your lawn is in a weakened/unhealthy condition, treatments may temporarily stun/damage your grass.  A soil test should be taken to determine turf health.  If you see signs that your lawn is responding negatively to any treatment, please contact us ASAP so we can do a soil test and place your lawn on “Sensitive status” which means we will use different treatment methods until the problem is corrected.  



See what else we do at GreenMasterStillwater.comContact us at mail@greenmasterstillwater.com / (405) 707-0151

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Sifi Doorhanger T3F

                              


   (Information and notes are subject to change, because this is written specifically for this visit.)

Today’s visit contains pre-emergent weed control (liquid).

- Results may be slower (up to 1 month) in cooler temperatures below 65°.

- This spray dries to the touch in ~2hrs and limited to no exposure is recommended until it has been watered-in & dried, normal outdoor activity can resume thereafter. 

You get 1 free Q/A consultation visit/yr, so use it. Call John (owner) if you have questions or issues and let’s fix it.

- To the extent that this treatment is activated correctly, will determine its effectiveness.

Watering Instructions: (Based on “Rotating” sprinklers 40 to 80 min = approx.  ½ of water. Reduce to half that for “stationary” or “mister-type” sprinklers, use rain gage to confirm exact amount)
To activate this treatment correctly:
WAIT ~24 to 48hrs hrs. before watering to allow the weed killer to stick & kill weeds (2hr rain fast warranty).

THEN, water-in to activate the pre-emergent. Wait no longer than 10 days, the sooner the better.

For the best possible results, use gentle irrigation ~48hrs after treatment, NOT waiting on unpredictable rainfall which may wash it away or not be the correct amount of water.

Activation requires ½” of water per area with sprinklers. (See above calibration).

Minimal to no watering thereafter. CLICK HERE to see our watering guide to water correctly throughout the year. 

Mowing Instructions: 
To activate this treatment correctly: Avoid any mowing or yard work until after watering-in this treatment and soil dries. 


Lawn Treatment Disclaimer
If your lawn is in a weakened/unhealthy condition, treatments may temporarily stun/damage your grass.  A soil test should be taken to determine turf health.  If you see signs that your lawn is responding negatively to any treatment, please contact us ASAP so we can do a soil test and place your lawn on “Sensitive status” which means we will use different treatment methods until the problem is corrected.  



See what else we do at GreenMasterStillwater.com
Contact us at mail@greenmasterstillwater.com / (405) 707-0151

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Basic Plan: Spring Weed Control Treatment

 

Today We Applied Our Spring Weed Control Treatment.
   (Information and notes are subject to change, because this is written specifically for this visit.)

This treatment contains pre-emergent weed control for 6 months.
Weed killer results may be slower (up to 1 month) in cooler 
  temperatures below 65°.
This spray dries to touch in ~2hrs, but limit your exposure until it 
  has been watered-in and dried. Once watered-in & dried, all 
  normal outdoor activities can resume, including mowing.
- If you have any weeds at all, it will likely be in late summer. For 
  additional weed control, call the WEED HOTLINE (405) 707-3054 to 
  report weeds/lawn problems (additional charges may apply). 
- Upgrade to the Sifi lawn program anytime - controls more weeds, 
   includes fertilizer and is more eco-safe. 
- Basic fertilizer is available/optional – usually applied in June. 
- To the extent that this treatment is activated correctly, will determine the effectiveness of the treatment provided.


Watering Instructions: (Based on “Rotating” sprinklers 20 to 40 min = approx. ¼” of water. Reduce to half that for “stationary” or “mister-type” sprinklers, use rain gage to confirm exact amount)
To activate this treatment correctly:
WAIT ~24hrs. before watering to allow the weed killer to stick.
THEN, to activate the pre-emergent requires ¼” of water per area  with sprinklers. (See above calibration, wait no longer than 10 days, the sooner the better)
For the best possible results, use gentle irrigation sprinklers 24hrs after treatment, NOT waiting on unpredictable rainfall which may wash it away.
Regular watering thereafter. CLICK HERE to see our watering guide  to water correctly throughout the year. 

Lawn Treatment Disclaimer
If your lawn is in a weakened/unhealthy condition, treatments may temporarily stun/damage your grass.  A soil test should be taken to determine turf health.  If you see signs that your lawn is responding negatively to any treatment, please contact us ASAP so we can do a soil test and place your lawn on “Sensitive status” which means we will use different treatment methods until the problem is corrected.  



See what else we do at GreenMasterStillwater.com
Contact us at mail@greenmasterstillwater.com / (405) 707-0151

Basic Plan: Spring Weed Control Treatment (AT)

  

Today We Applied Our Spring Weed Control Treatment.
   (Information and notes are subject to change, because this is written specifically for this visit.)

This treatment contains pre-emergent weed control for 6 months.
Weed killer results may be slower (up to 1 month) in cooler 
  temperatures below 65°.
This spray dries to touch in ~2hrs, but limit your exposure until it 
  has been watered-in and dried. Once watered-in & dried, all 
  normal outdoor activities can resume, including mowing.
- If you have any weeds at all, it will likely be in late summer. For 
  additional weed control, call the WEED HOTLINE (405) 707-3054 to 
  report weeds/lawn problems (additional charges may apply). 
- Upgrade to the Sifi lawn program anytime - controls more weeds, 
   includes fertilizer and is more eco-safe. 
- Basic fertilizer is available/optional – usually applied in June. 
- To the extent that this treatment is activated correctly, will determine the effectiveness of the treatment provided.


Watering Instructions: (Based on “Rotating” sprinklers 20 to 40 min = approx. ½ of water. Reduce to half that for “stationary” or “mister-type” sprinklers, use rain gage to confirm exact amount)
To activate this treatment correctly:
WAIT ~24hrs. before watering to allow the weed killer to stick.
THEN, to activate the pre-emergent requires ½” of water per area  with sprinklers. (See above calibration, wait no longer than 10 days, the sooner the better)
For the best possible results, use gentle irrigation sprinklers 24hrs after treatment, NOT waiting on unpredictable rainfall which may wash it away.
Regular watering thereafter. CLICK HERE to see our watering guide  to water correctly throughout the year. 

Lawn Treatment Disclaimer
If your lawn is in a weakened/unhealthy condition, treatments may temporarily stun/damage your grass.  A soil test should be taken to determine turf health.  If you see signs that your lawn is responding negatively to any treatment, please contact us ASAP so we can do a soil test and place your lawn on “Sensitive status” which means we will use different treatment methods until the problem is corrected.  



See what else we do at GreenMasterStillwater.comContact us at mail@greenmasterstillwater.com / (405) 707-0151

Friday, January 1, 2021

WATERING GUIDE FOR STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA TURFGRASS LAWNS

 
BEST WATERING PHILOSIPHY:  “WATER TURFGRASS DEEPLY & INFREQUENTLY"

Respond to climate conditions and plant stress to determine exact watering needs, understanding that sprinklers are to be a supplementary source only. During periods of heavy rainfall, automatic sprinkler systems should be turned off temporarily. Wind is a factor also and watering should be avoided during high winds approaching 20mph. Be diligent in monitoring the weather, choosing when to water makes all the difference. Over-watering leads to weed problems and a shallow root system, while under-watering stresses the turfgrass and promotes an underdeveloped canopy. See the recommended watering guide below to help water correctly throughout the year.

Calibration model: Rotating sprinklers 20 to 40 minutes = approx. ¼” of water. Reduce minutes by half when using stationary sprinklers for equivalent output. Use a rain gage to confirm exact amount. Watering start times should be from 2am to 6am, zones concluding by 9am or earlier.
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Examples below: when watering needs are justified, and no rainfall is present or forecasted.
 
SPRING 70°~80° (March ~ May) 1/4" of water/wk, one water session/wk
Example all turfgrasses w/rotating sprinkler heads: à 40min/zone x 1/wk @ 6am = ~1/4"/wk
(March & April delay start times until temperatures are above 40°)

EARLY SUMMER 85°~95° (June ~ July) 1/2" of water/wk divided into 2 or 3 watering sessions/wk.
Example warm-season grasses (Bermuda/Zoysia) w/rotating heads: à 40min x 2/wk @ 5am = ~1/2”/wk
Example cool-season grasses (Fescue in sun) w/rotating heads: à 22min x 3/wk @ 5am = ~1/2”/wk 
Example cool-season grasses (Fescue in shade) w/rotating heads: à 35min x 2/wk @ 7am = ~1/2”/wk 
(disease warning for Fescue grass – apply fungicide May 1st)

LATE SUMMER 96°> (July ~ Aug) 1-1/8” (1.125”) of water divided into multiple watering sessions/wk.
Example warm-season (Bermuda/Zoysia turf) w/rotating heads: à 60min x 3/wk @ 5am = ~1.12”/wk
Example cool-season (all Fescue turf) w/rotating heads: à 12min x 2/dy @ 6am & 3pm = ~1.12”/wk

FALL 70°~95° (Sept ~ Oct) 1/2" of water/wk divided into 2 watering sessions/wk.
Example all turfgrasses w/rotating sprinkler heads: à 40min/zone x 2/wk @ 6am = ~1/2"/wk
 Fescue: (if seeded)       12min x 2/day @ 6am & 3pm  first 10 days after seeding (seed ~Sept 1st)
(w/rotating sprinkler heads)    20min x 1/day @ 7am next 10 days
                                          35min e/o day @7am next 10 days
                                          40min x 2/wk @ 7am = ~1/2"/wk - throughout Oct until the end of the season


November – Sprinkler systems OFF and drained to prevent freezing pipes or winter-proof sprinkler system to allow for winter watering if needed.
 

Hope this helps - Good luck,

- John Mitchell
President/ CEO
GreenMaster Landscape Contractors Inc.
(AKA) Stillwater Sprinkler Co.

(405) 707-0151
mail@greenmasterstillwater.com


Thursday, October 15, 2020

Top 5 Things You Can Do To Insure Good Weed Control

1. Watering-in treatments correctly as advised on the E-Doorhanger sent to you after each treatment. Watering too little, too much or waiting too long can all compromise the weed control results. Waiting on rainfall is not recommended. Rainfall can wash away weed spray & fertilizer or worse, force the pre-emergent too deep into the rootzone of the turfgrass which can cause turf damage. Gentle irrigation is much preferred to unpredictable rainfall.

When irrigated correctly, the pre-emergent can get to the exact depth required and then dries and bonds to the soil creating a weed prevention barrier – this is how it’s done.

2. Avoid mowing with dirty/weedy mowers. Even lawn mowing services can bring in unwanted weeds. The best way is to use your own mower and don’t mow weeds with it, keep it clean & uncontaminated.

3. Turf must be healthy enough to pose natural competition to weeds. Be sure it’s not being suppressed by: Grubs/insects, lack of sunlight, soil compaction, soil infertility, poor drainage, soil movement.

4. Take what measures you can to reduce high weed pressure from surrounding areas.

5. Avoid over watering (includes rainfall) which prematurely washes away & dilutes the weed preventing active ingredients in the pre-emergent. Over watering causes weed problems like “Nut-Sedge” & “Crabgrass” & other hard to kill weeds. See our season-long water guide

Top 5 Reasons Why Your Lawn Might Be Thinning Out

You almost assuredly have at least one, if not multiple of the following things acting on your lawn.

1. Shade/Tree suppression of turfgrass – all grasses need at least some sunlight and good airflow to be healthy. Trees rob grasses of water, nutrients & sunlight.

2. Grubs - eating the root system of your grass.

3. Winter Kill - root system too shallow or not enough turf canopy cover to protect from extreme freeze (this one mainly applies to Bermuda grass).

4. Soil Infertility – A pH imbalance or lacking key nutrients like Nitrogen, Phosphorus & Potassium or other micro nutrients. We can take a soil sample and do a soil test.

5. Soil Compaction – we have mostly clay soil here in our area and it gets hard as a brick & roots cannot penetrate, core aeration & top dressing with “Rich-Mix” top soil will introduce organic matter, loosening the soil allowing it to breath.