Kansas City Landscaping and Lawn Care Ideas


Watering Kansas City Landscapes

Quick, look out your window! Your Kansas City lawn is inhabited by exotic residents from faraway lands. They have come from all corners of the globe and they plan on staying. They will require you to take care of them. No use complaining, after all, you not only invited them, you planted them. If you are like most homeowners in , you have a full of exotic . Your bluegrass is from Europe, your beautiful Dogwood is from Japan, your lush impatiens can trace their roots back to Africa and even ’s favorite , the yew, can trace its lineage back to Ireland. Although all these can survive ’s heat and cold, they need supplemental to thrive. each can seem overwhelming, but with a little knowledge and a few tips you can have a beautiful, well-watered .

By dividing your into four categories, you will better able to manage your needs.


Your is one of the thirstiest parts of your . Most require 1” of per week. This can either come from rainfall or supplemental . The most important (and most often broken) rule of is to deeply and infrequently. ’s most proud gardeners, with their spirits blinded by the glory of our lush , begin their religiously. Convincing themselves that if they can get their green enough now – they will stay green through the . Unfortunately, every ounce of excess they throw on the grass in the early is deadly. If the soil in the is not allowed to dry between , the roots of the grow very shallow, encouraged by the ample and warmth at the surface. However, ’s glorious is only the opening act to our reliable, but dastardly summers. Shallow roots are a death sentence to your . By only when the top 6” of soil have dried out, you will be dispensing some tough love that will result in your being able to survive the .

For systems in and other cities, you should be every as little as possible but as deep as possible.  I usually start by suggesting that homeowners try to 3/4″ for each zone on two consecutive days.  So they will on Monday and Tuesday and not again for the rest of the week.  This long deep and infrequent si the kept to healthy grass all long.  If you grass cannot quite make it through the whole week without looking wilted then you can give another 3/4 inch on Friday.  To get 3/4″ of from an system usually requires atleast 40 minutes on rotors and 20 minutes on spray heads.  However, every sytem is differnt and you should ideally measure how long it takes for yuor sytem to apply that amount of . Use a straight sided container placed out in the middle of the sprinklers zone and turn it on and let it run until it has fille dup with 3/4″ of .  That is how long it will need to run.


and are often ignored when it comes to because of the perception that such a large must be able to pull from deep down in the soil. However, most of a tree’s roots are in the top 3 feet of the soil. Although can and will survive in , supplementing their just few times through the year will reward you with increased growth, enhanced beauty and bolstered resistance to disease and stress. Typically, will need a little extra in the middle of the and a couple times during the hottest part of the . for should be done by observation, not a schedule. When you see signs of stress such as wilted or dropping , apply 3” of to the area under the braches. This can be done with a well-adjusted impact sprinkler or a soaker hose. The method of application is not as important as making sure ample is applied where and when the needs it.


Perennials have widely varying needs based on species and type. It is important to know the specifics for your when . These can generally be learned by talking to your favorite or nursery. However, there is still a guideline that will lead you to the healthiest and most beautiful flowers – only as much as your need and not a drop more.


annuals is different than other types of . Annuals tend to be shallow-rooted and need ample to thrive. Annuals should be watered when they first show signs of stress. In the heat of the , may mean every day. If you annuals from overhead, do so early in the day. this This allows the to dry out preventing disease from hurting your .

is the most important gift you can give the exotic residents of your . You will be rewarded with beautiful, healthy that can thrive year round in ’ foreign .

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