The summer months offer warm days and outdoor activities that keep everyone outside for hours at a time. There are some that will spend these months trying to maintain a healthy lawn.
Some will find it a bit hard to keep their grass healthy and green. Here are some tips that you can use to ensure that your lawn remains as beautiful as it appeared when spring hit.
Mowing Your Lawn
A healthy yard does not mean that it has to be cut short. When you cut your lawn, the blades will need to be set a bit higher. The length of your grass provides many benefits when it comes to keeping your soil productive and healthy.
Taller grass is able to obtain more light during the sun’s peak hours, and then in turn it uses the energy to produce more nutrients for the roots, as well as the surrounding soil.
The taller blades also help provide shade to allow the soil around the grass to keep the moisture through the heat of the summer days.
The clippings should not automatically be deemed waste. If you cut your yard frequently enough, the small amount of clippings you produce when you cut your lawn should be redistributes over your yard.
There are mowers that will collect the clippings in bags, but you should instead allow them to fall back to the grass and the soil. It will help offer more nutrients in the long run, and so long as you are cutting often will not leave big piles or trails of unsightly clippings in your yard.
Fertilizing should be done at the beginning of the spring months, as well as at the very end of the fall months. It is vital to the grass’s health. Most of the organic fertilizers used during the spring season will allow the soil to be kick started with a large amount of nutrients for the grass to grow.
On the opposite site, most winterizing fertilizers will allow the soil to capture and maintain the nutrients and offer a very healthy landscape during the harsh winter conditions.
Any patches of yard that does not seem to grow very well needs to be reseeded properly. Patience is important. Seeding once and properly watering it on a schedule should start to show improvements within days and weeks, especially with a lot of bright summer sunshine.
Hydration is crucial during the summer months. It is important for growth due to nutrition. The entire yard that surrounds your home will need to have at least one inch of water weekly.
When you water your yard it needs to be done in the very early morning so that the soil is able to absorb all of the moisture that it can before the sun comes out.
The watering needs to be measured. It is important to find the right balance so that the yard is not overwatered and then rendered infertile.
If you are still having problems with your yard then there are a couple of other steps you can take for outside help. If you would like to continue to work on the lawn yourself, consult a local expert at Home Depot or Lowe’s, as they are familiar with your local environment and specific needs.
If you would rather take the easiest, albeit most costly, route, then it’s time to call in a local landscapers. These professionals are highly experienced with all types of yards and problems, and will have your lawn looking like a golf green in no time!