Summer Lawn Maintenace

After working hard on your lawn in the spring, you want to maintain it. The main thing to remember about maintaining your healthy lawn is keeping on a relatively regular schedule.

Water:

•Your lawn should get about 1-1.5" of water per week. More is required during the hotter temperatures. Using a rain gauge can help you keep track of rain water and how much you may or may not need to water it yourself.
•Water early in the day (before 10am) to reduce the amount of evaporation.

•Water thoroughly and deeply.
•If you do not water regularly and notice your lawn turning brown do not try to revive it by flooding it with excessive amounts of water. It may look unsightly for the time being but next year it should perk back up.

Mowing:

•Keeping it a bit longer (about 2-3 inches) than shorter is better because it will help your lawn root deeper and help shade the soil to prevent weeds from germinating.
•Use the mulch option on your mower to also help with shading as well as create a rich compost.
•Mow regularly to avoid the grass getting too long, which can cause stress on the grass from too much being cut off at once. The regularity of cutting depends on the weather; You do not want to cut it when it is wet.
•Make sure your mower blades are sharp so they make a nice clean cut. This will put less stress on the grass.

Bugs:

A healthy lawn has better resistance to bugs and the damage they can do. Minor problems will generally take care of themselves, but if they are, or are becoming, a big problem give us a call or come see us and we can help you find a solution.

Disease:


Water early in the day to avoid excess moisture during cooler night temperatures. If you start to notice signs of fungal issues, try to let it dry as much as possible between waterings and apply a fungicide.