The summer heat can have an impact on your lawn. If you haven’t already, check out these tips to fix your summer-stressed lawn. Now that you’ve properly prepped your lawn (and repaired it if needed) it’s time to learn about maintaining it. Read on to learn about 5 summer maintenance tips for your lawn.
Crabgrass can be an eyesore, and even worse it can have a negative impact on the overall health of your lawn. Crabgrass should be removed as soon as possible as it can restrict important nutrients from your lawn. The most effective way to remove crabgrass is by pulling out the roots as you see them appear. If left, come fall time they will spread their seed and the problem will be even worse the following summer. If your lawn has already been taken over by crabgrass, it’s best to hire a Pro. Pros have the knowledge, equipment and materials to safely get rid of your crabgrass.
Reseed Patches & Bare Spots
Healthy lawns appear lush and vibrant. If your lawn is lacking, appearing patchy with bare spots then it’s a sign that it needs work. To combat bare spots, you can reseed the area being affected. Reseeding the area will allow the grass to receive its much-needed nutrients to grow back. To learn more about seeding click here.
Use Grass Fertilizer
You can use grass fertilizer to maintain your healthy, green lawn. Your lawn will naturally lose nutrients over time, which can result in a browning and thin lawn. To help combat this and bring back a thick green lawn you can replace the lost nutrients through fertilizing. Depending on your soil type, one fertilizer may be more suited for your lawn than another. Make sure you consult with a Pro to ensure the best results.
Install an Efficient Sprinkler System
It can be difficult to remember to water the lawn, especially with a busy summer. To ensure your lawn is getting the water it needs and when it needs you can install a sprinkler system. Sprinkler systems take all the work out of watering your lawn. Compared to watering your lawn yourself, a sprinkler system can save time, water, and money. Get those extra minutes back this summer by connecting with a Pro to install an efficient sprinkler system.
Mowing strips on your lawn, while very aesthetic, is more than that. Mow strips actually help to promote a healthy lawn. If you are a creature of habit and mow your lawn using the same routine every single time, this can actually be harmful to your lawn. Using the same mowing track over and over again can create grooves in the equipment and also cause an uneven lawn. Uneven lawns can lead to taller grass shadowing shorter grass, ultimately not allowing it to receive the sunlight or nutrients it needs. When using a mowing pattern, such as a basic strip pattern, mowing in alternate directions, prevents the above and allows your full lawn to grow. It may take some practice to get the method down but don’t forget you can always hire a Pro to help learn or hire them for regular maintenance.
Summer lawn care is important to maintain a healthy lawn. Keep these summer lawn tips in mind moving forward. If you’re at all worried about the work, or your lawn needs some extra TLC, get connected with a Pro today. For more tips on lawn care, check out this article specifically for Canadian lawns.