Now that summer is in full swing and the heat is on, watering
grass has almost become a suburban past-time. So, when is the
best time to water grass? According to the local Georgia extension
to sunrise is considered the best time to water because of less
wind and lower temperature. Research indicates water losses
at night through irrigation are 50 percent less than during
midday irrigation. Studies also indicate that irrigating after
dew develops on a turf will not increase disease problems. However,
irrigating prior to dew formation or after the dew has dried
from the morning sun and/or wind extends the period of free
surface moisture and may enhance disease development. Irrigation
is one maintenance practice often done wrong. Light, frequent watering
produce shallow, weak root systems. The shallow root
system prevents efficient use of plant nutrients and soil moisture.
Roots grow only where the soil is moist ; they do not seek out
Check your air filters at least twice a year (it is recommended
every month). However, if you can remember to check before Holidays
when you might have company drop in, like Halloween and Easter,
it may be easier to remember.
for Fire Safety in the Home
It's always good to remember several tips for fire safety.
By constantly reminding ourselves, we become better able to
handle situations when it really matters.
Drop, and Roll
and maintain smoke detectors
E.D.I.T.H (Exit Drills in the Home)
Low in Smoke
heaters need space
- Be careful
Safety with Electricity
- A match
is a tool for adults
maintaining your home
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and recommendations on spring clean-up, landscaping spruce up, window
washers, painters, deck rebuilders, etc.
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