May 21

Bermuda Grass

Posted on May 21, 2019 at 9:26 AM by Adam Rosen

Does your spring yard work include a new crop of Bermuda grass? If you’re looking to install new Bermuda sod or plant Bermuda seeds, you need to make sure that you wait until night time temperatures are above 65 degrees.

Bermuda grass is a warm-temperature species. When you install new sod or when young seedlings sprout, the plant is at its most vulnerable. By waiting until temperatures are warm enough, you’ll be planting your new crop in the most favorable conditions and giving it the best chance at survival.

Unfortunately this year, unseasonably cold temperatures are sticking around much longer than usual. Overnight lows are starting to creep above 65, but keep an eye on the temps if you’re looking to install new Bermuda!

May 14

Watering Your Annuals

Posted on May 14, 2019 at 9:40 AM by Adam Rosen

If you normally plant annual flowers in your yard, chances are you’ve already chosen the species, color and planting layout.

But have you thought about your watering system? Annual flowers do best when their irrigation water comes from underneath them — not from on top like from watering cans or hoses. That’s because water droplets sitting on leaves and petals — when coupled with our scorching summer sun — can actually cause damage to the plant.

To help avoid this and get the most out of your annual flowers, look into watering systems that are buried in the dirt and moisten the roots from below. A good option is to install drip lines, such as those from Netafim, in flower beds or even in pots if necessary. Though there is an initial investment in installing drip irrigation to your annual flowers, it will be able to be reused season after season and year after year.

May 08

Turf Transition Time

Posted on May 8, 2019 at 1:35 PM by Adam Rosen

Turf transition is in full swing. As your community’s Bermuda grass begins to come out of dormancy, you may notice your common areas look a little brown or patchy. This is a normal part of transition.

DLC Crews are working to give your Bermuda turf what it needs to be healthy, green and vibrant throughout the summer months. You might see our crews out aerating the soil, applying fertilizer and adjusting your irrigation system so your turf gets the right amount of water. You’ll begin to notice greener grass in the coming days and weeks!

As you may know, DLC recently took over the common area maintenance in Blackstone. We’re excited to grow our partnership with the Vistancia Community and give Blackstone a healthy, vibrant landscape. We will have a separate crew dedicated to Blackstone, and this won’t affect our service in The Village. You just might see a few more of our trucks in the community as they make their way to Blackstone!