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Watering the Lawn: 5 Things to Consider

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During these dog days of spring and summer, your lawn needs water now more than ever. Without a sufficient amount of rainfall, these hot weather conditions can be a killer for your lawn and garden. You may find yourself working harder this season to keep your grass lush and green. Keeping your lawn hydrated is very important, so here are a few tips to help you water your lawn and keep it healthy all season long.

Watering Tip #1 – Water your lawn before the heat kicks in. This way water is less likely to evaporate before it reaches the roots of your grass. It’s not a necessity, but it is recommended to water your grass earlier in the day – ideally before 10:00 am. Another important consideration to make is what time you mow the lawn. Mowing in the morning is better for your grass, but you shouldn’t mow after you water the grass. Wet grass causes clumping and ruts, and leaves your lawn vulnerable to certain diseases.

Watering Tip #2 – When watering, you need to water deeply. Water your lawn every 3 to 5 days, but only enough to wet most of the root area. Allow your lawn to dry out between watering. Frequently watering the grass keeps that root area consistently wet, reducing the amount of soil oxygen that is available to the roots and inviting fungi that can cause lawn diseases.

Watering Tip #3 – Look for signs of drought. While you shouldn’t water your lawn too frequently, you shouldn’t go too long without watering it either so look for signs of drought. Sometimes the grass leaf doesn’t have enough water to bounce back after foot traffic and just lies over. Look back on an area that you have walked on. If you still see the footprints, this is an early sign of drought stress, and you need to water your grass.

Also, consider the color of the grass. A purple-blue color often indicates drought stress. Before the grass turns brown from lack of water, it fades to a purple-blue color. If you see these colors, it’s time to water your lawn.

Watering Tip #4 – Adjust your sprinkler system. Be mindful of the weather – rainfall, hot temperatures, etc. – and adjust your sprinkler system accordingly. Avoid setting it at the beginning of the season and forgetting about it. Another thing to consider is adjusting your sprinkler pressure to water with large droplets, which are less likely to be blown by the wind and more likely to fall and penetrate through the soil.

Watering Tip #5 – Set a schedule. Choose to water either in the early morning or evening to minimize water lost to evaporation. If your lawn is subject to fungi, water in the early morning to allow excess moisture to evaporate.

The hot, humid weather that comes with the spring and summer seasons is not always kind to our lawns. With consistent care, regular watering and these tips, you’ll be able to keep the lawn cool and healthy.

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Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

46061 Van Dyke Ave.
Utica, MI 48317
(586) 731-7240
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Sea Foam Motor Treatment

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Every once and awhile there is a miracle product like duct tape or WD-40 that seem to have all the solutions for our mechanical problems. “Sea Foam Motor Treatment” is one of those products. It’s the solution for many fuel and oil-related issues. The Sea Foam Sales Company’s Motor Treatment has been tried and tested by mechanics for over 70 years with excellent results.

What Does it Do?

  • Clean entire fuel system, including carburetor jet or fuel injectors
  • Clean deposits from the combustion chambers and pistons
  • Stabilize fuels for up to 2 years
  • Lubricate the upper cylinders
  • Control moisture in fuel
  • De-ice frozen fuel lines
  • Quiet noisy lifters

All fuels leave varnish deposits, which over time build up, collecting deposits from the exhaust and impairing the efficiency and effectiveness of your fuel system and combustion chamber components (pistons, valves, spark plugs). Sea Foam Motor Treatment was originally designed to remove this varnish build-up, and nothing does it better or safer than Sea Foam.

Is it Safe and What Can I Use it With?

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Sea Foam is an EPA-registered product, and will not harm engine components, seals, gaskets, catalytic converters or oxygen sensors.

It’s safe to use in all 2-cycle and 4-cycle applications like your lawn mower, lawn tractorchainsaw, line trimmer, snow blower, and diesel engines – and even extends its use to your car, truck, motorcycle, industrial and marine engines!

Sea Foam is composed solely of three specially blended petroleum oils – each having specific functions such as lubricating, cleaning or moisture control.

There are no other chemicals (not even color dyes) included in the formulation. Being of the same basic petroleum chemistry as the motor oils and gasoline you already use in your engine, Sea Foam is completely compatible with all engine components, fuels, lubricants and other additives you may have in your engine.

 How Does it Work?

Sea Foam helps liquefy gum and varnish deposits when added to fuels or oils. As a fuel system additive, Sea Foam helps clean carburetor jets, clean passageways, clean fuel injectors, clean deposits, stabilize fuel for up to 2 years, control moisture and adds lubricity to fuel. As an oil system additive, Sea Foam helps prevent and clean oil residue deposits.

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Why Weingartz?

Weingartz, family owned and operated, began in 1945 as a farm supply store for local Michigan families. In the 1970s, we began to focus exclusively on outdoor power equipment. Over time, we morphed into the “power equipment superstore” that now defines all of our locations. The staff and experts at Weingartz work diligently to provide the best service possible and give honest and helpful advice to each and every customer.

Weingartz also sells parts for all outdoor power equipment at https://weingartz.com/parts-lookup.

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5436 Jackson Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 239-8200
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