Lawn care is important throughout all the warmer periods of the year, and especially so during summer. At Greenside, our lawn experts are here to help with all areas of lawn maintenance during the hottest time of the year.
What are some home tips you can take to help in these efforts? Here are a few basic tips for each of the prominent parts of the summer, starting with early summer and ranging to late summer.
Here are a few areas to look at during the earliest parts of summer:
- Feed: Feed lawns in the early summer to help them fight heat and drought conditions. Use a fertilizer that releases its nutrients over time, allowing the lawn to continuously benefit from this over a longer period.
- Grubs: If you had a grub problem in previous years or know a neighbor has them, apply an anti-grub compound at the earliest possible time. Grubs will result in dead patches later in the summer that you won’t be able to combat.
- Mow high: Taller grass blades leads to better root development, and also helps to shade soil and cool it, meaning you’ll conserve some water.
- Let clippings lie: When you mow early in the season, leave clippings to help break down and feed your lawn.
- Weeds: Spot-treat any weeds you see.
- Deep watering: Check how water is penetrating soil, and look for it to reach a depth of between 4 and 6 inches.
- Feed: Keep the lawn fed every six to eight weeks. If grass goes dormant during heat, however, wait until it regrows before feeding again.
- Sharpen blades: A dull blade will tear your grass and create a rough, ragged edge that loses moisture more easily than a clean cut. Be sure to sharpen the blade at the end of each season.
- Morning watering: Especially as heat builds up over summer, look to water between 6 and 10 AM for the best water retention.
- Weeds: Continue to spot-spray weeds whenever they crop up.
For more tips on summer lawn care, or for any other landscaping considerations, speak to the pros at Greenside today.