Seasonal Guides for Your CitraBlue® Maintenance
During the fall, mowing will occur less often—keeping your CitraBlue slightly higher than the regular 2–3 inch height will encourage deeper root growth which helps it survive in colder temperatures and during winter dormancy.
Water less as temperatures drop—too much water will lead to disease.
It’s recommended you apply a fungicide at preventative rates as this will help the grass enter colder months in a healthier condition.
Don’t overwater. In the active growing season, CitraBlue needs about 1 inch of water a week from natural rainfall or irrigation.
CitraBlue mowing heights during the summer generally range from about 2–3 inches. When mowing during the summer, never remove more than 1/3 of the leaf blade at a time.
It is not recommended that you apply an herbicide at this time. Once temperatures exceed 85 degrees Fahrenheit, the herbicide will damage the grass.
A Word of Caution for Newly Sodded Lawns
A pre-emergent contains a chemical that prevents a weed from putting down roots. Because it is a root inhibitor, it can also negatively affect your new lawn, which is trying to establish itself by putting down roots. If you successfully killed and removed your old lawn, including all the weeds in it, your newly sodded lawn should have relatively few weeds. It is suggested that you hand pick weeds out of your newly sodded lawn for the first season.