There is no denying that summer is finally here – the time to grill out with friends, play basketball with the kids, or catch fireflies on a warm evening. It’s a season to be enjoyed outside, which means that it’s crucial to invest time and effort into your summer lawn care regimen to keep your yard looking healthy and beautiful during the hot months of summer.
Hydrate early. When using manual watering techniques, be sure to start hydration as soon as possible in the morning before the sun is able to dry up your lawn. However, bear in mind that an oversaturated lawn is just as fruitless as a sterile one.
Mow, and purge frequently. When mowing your lawn, place your lawn mower blades as large as possible. Long blades of grass are able to obtain more 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 grass clippings, enable your mower to redistribute them across across the lawn. Doing so helps supply your yard’s soil with essential nutrients, as well as additional shade. Do not forget animals in the attic, since longer clippings have the potential to smother existing grass.
Resist the urge to fertilize. If your lawn is looking barren this summer, don’t fertilize – employing extra fertilizer in the heat of the summer months has the potential to burn your lawn. It’s ideal to prepare your yard for summer by fertilizing in the spring, stopping at least 30 days before hot temperatures arrive.
Avoid insect infestations. Lawns that are dormant or drought-stressed are a welcome sight to insect infestations from pests like fire ants, mosquitoes, fleas, chinch bugs and much more. Smaller infestations will often take care of themselves, but if serious problems persist, call your local pest control company.