Keeping Summer Grass Healthy

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Are you worried about how your grass will react to the summer weather? Even though the summer months are coming to an end, the hot weather will be around for a little while longer at least, and it is important to keep some tips and tricks in mind. Or, if your lawn has failed this year, keep these things in mind as you prepare for next year’s yard.

First and foremost, make sure to protect your lawn against insects and disease. Insects can lay thousands of eggs, overtaking your yard quickly. If you are having an issue, a lawn care professional can diagnose what insects or other pests are attacking your yard, and the best pesticide that can be used to get rid of them quickly. Brown patches can also form in your yard for a variety of reasons. Most often people attribute them to drought or underwatering, but different diseases can actually cause this problem as well. If you are noticing brown patches in your lawn, it is best to try to water your yard only in the early morning, and make sure to keep your lawn at three inches high.

It is also important to water and mow on a regular basis. Watering is crucial to keeping grass looking good, but it is important to remember that you can over water – too much watering is not only wasteful, but it can also be damaging to the lawn’s lifespan. As mentioned, the grass should be kept at 3 inches high during the summer. It is important, though, that you do not wait too long between cutting the grass, as you should never take off more than 1/3 of the blade at a time. It is also best to mow the lawn early in the morning or late in the day when temperatures are lower so that moisture is not lost from the grass.

Finally, weed control products can be used during the summer to keep your grass healthy. The professionals at Lake Jem Farms can help you decide the weed control product right for your lawn, as well as help you pick the right turf grass so that you have a healthy lawn for summers to come. Contact us today to get started!

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