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General Care Guidelines for Established Lawns


Grass Species

Mower Setting in spring/fall

Mow When Grass is:

Kentucky Bluegrass

2 inches

3 inches

Turf-Type Tall Fescue

2 1/2 inches

3 1/2 inches

RTF® Water Saver Tall Fescue

2 to 2 1/2 inches

3 to 4 inches

Turf-type Buffalograss

2 to 3 inches

3 to 4 inches

Greenspan Fescue2 inches3 inches


2 inches

3 inches

These settings are appropriate in the spring and fall.  In June, July and August, raise the mowing height one inch to cool the turf plant and reduce stress, except the buffalograss, which can remain at the low mowing height.



Grass SpeciesFertilization Approximate Dates
Kentucky Bluegrass
April 25th, May 20th, September 10th and October 20th
Turf-Type Tall FescueApril 25th, May 20th, September 10th and October 20th
RTF® Water SaverApril 25th, May 20th, September 10th and October 20th
Turf-type BuffalograssJune 1st, July 1st and an optional August 1st
Greenspan FescueMarch 15th, September 1st and December 1st
ZoysiaJune 1st, July 1st and an optional August 1st
In early spring a combination product that contains pre-emergent weed control may be applied to prevent weeds from emerging in your yard.  Follow label directions.

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Grass SpeciesAmount and Frequency
Kentucky Bluegrass
1/2 inch to 3/4 inch twice per week
Turf-Type Tall Fescue
1-1/2 inches to 2 inches every other week
RTF® Water Saver
1-1/2 inches to 2 inches every other week
Turf-type Buffalograss
Only if plant shows stress
Greenspan Fescue1 inch every 10 to 15 days
1 inch every other week

The best time to water is early morning, so less water is lost by evaporation.  The worst time to water is in the evening because the lawn stays wet all night, which encourages disease development.  Lawns watered too frequently tend to develop shallow root systems which may make them more susceptible to grub damage and heat/drought stress.


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Todd Valley Farms

950 County Rd M, Mead NE 68041

Phone: 800.869.8544

E-Mail: info@toddvalleyfarms.com



Business Hours

 Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

 Saturday: Closed

 Sunday: Closed


 Revised November 1st, 2017