There’s no denying that summer is finally here – the opportunity to grill out with friends, play ball with the kids, or catch fireflies on a hot day. It’s a season to be appreciated outside, meaning it’s crucial to spend time and effort into your summer lawn care regimen to keep your yard looking healthy and beautiful throughout the hot months of summer.
Hydrate early. It’s best for your lawn to receive about an inch of water on a weekly basis, either through rainfall or watering with an irrigation system or garden hose. When using manual watering techniques, be certain to start hydration as soon as possible in the morning until the sun can dry up your lawn. However, keep in mind that an oversaturated lawn is just as fruitless as a dry one.
Mow, and purge frequently. When mowing your lawn, place your lawn mower blades as high as possible. Long blades of grass are able to obtain sunlight and use this energy to produce more nutrients. Regular mowing is recommended so as to prevent cutting more than one third of the grass blades at one time.
Use grass clippings to your benefit. Rather than bagging your critters in the attic clippings, allow your mower to redistribute them across across the lawn. Doing this helps supply your lawn’s soil with essential nutrients, in addition to additional shade. Don’t forget to mow often, because longer clippings have the potential to smother existing grass.
Resist the impulse to fertilize. If your lawn is looking barren this summer, don’t fertilize – applying extra fertilizer at the heat of the summer months has the capability to burn your yard. It’s ideal to prepare your yard for summer by fertilizing in the spring, stopping at least 30 days before warm temperatures arrive.
Smaller infestations will often treat these, but if severe problems persist, call your local pest control company.