Healthy Grass Technology®
Homeowner Maintenance Guide

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2.5″ to 3.5″
Inches
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1 inch
per week
TOTAL
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Preventative
Fungicide &
Insecticide

Spring

  • Mow your HGT at the desired height; anywhere from 2.5 to 3.5 inches tall.
  • Apply pre-emergent herbicide. This will cut down on summer weeds.
  • Don’t over water. HGT needs about one inch of water per week, taking into consideration rainfall.
  • Apply fungicide (if needed). If you have had a fungus or disease in your HGT in the past or have quite a bit of shade in the yard, you should apply a systemic fungicide to prevent future outbreaks.
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Summer

  • When mowing never remove more than 1/3 of the leaf blade. If you remove more than that, you will stress the grass and it may go brown for a short time. If returning from vacation, you may have to mow multiple times to get the grass back to the desired height. Wait about three to five days between each mowing.
  • Do not over water the grass. HGT only needs about 1” of water weekly. Water for longer periods of time, less frequently, and in the early morning hours. Take rainfall into consideration.
  • Treat with a broad-spectrum insecticide (if needed). If you use a granular variety, water the lawn immediately after application to help get it into the soil.
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Fall

  • Apply fungicide. This will help the grass enter colder months in a healthier condition.
  • If you have had fungus before, you may need multiple applications in affected areas.
  • During the fall mowing will occur less often – keeping your bluegrass lightly higher will encourage deeper root growth for the winter.
  • Water less as temperatures drop – too much water will lead to disease.
  • If you haven’t had past problems with winter weeds, you can forgo herbicide in the fall. If you do get winter weeds, apply a pre-emergent herbicide for prevention.
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HGT Healthy Grass Technology logo
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2.5″ – 3.5″
Inches
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1 inch
per week
TOTAL
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Preventative
Fungicide &
Insecticide
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Below are the six areas you need to address regularly to maintain a healthy HGT lawn.

SOIL MANAGEMENT

  • Soil test every two years.
  • Amend soil to maintain pH between 6.0 and 7.0
  • Know your soil type!

MOWING

  • Sharpen blades every spring.
  • Keep mowed between 2.5 to 3.5 inches
  • Don’t cut of more than 1/3 the blade

IRRIGATION

  • Don’t Overwater
  • Water less in cooler fall months
  • About 1 inch a week total irrigation spring & summer
  • Water deeply, frequently, and in early AM

WEED CONTROL

  • Pre-emergents prevent weeds from germinating
  • Post-emergents kill weeds after they germinate
  • A thick, lush lawn is the best deterrent to weeds

DISEASE CONTROL

  • Overly wet grass + shade = fungus problems
  • Apply systemic fungicide to prevent fungus outbreaks
  • Use multiple fungicide applications to treat affected areas

INSECT CONTROL

  • Use a broad spectrum insecticide that controls chinch bugs
  • For a once-a-year treatment, July & August are good months
  • If using a granular insecticide, water in after applicatiom
  • Look for insect damage on grass blades and/ or roots

HEALTHY GRASS TECHNOLOGY® MAINTENANCE

Mowing Frequency

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Height: 2.5 – 3.5 inches

Fertilization Frequency

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Watering Frequency

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1 inch per week

Disease Resistance

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Excellent Resistance

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