With the official start of summer right around the corner, we wanted to give you a few tips to enjoy a green, weed-free lawn all season long. Thankfully with these tips, a little bit of work goes a long way, so you can spend more time enjoying your lawn than tending to it. Check out the tips below.
- Make sure to water your lawn, but not too much! Correct watering ensures that your lawn is able to absorb the nutrients it needs to grow and be healthy. Plus, adequate moisture throughout the summer season is a key to having a lush, green lawn. Try to aim for 1.5" - 2" of water a week.
- Mow your lawn at the correct height. Mowing your lawn to be 3.5" - 4" in height protects the thatch level and root systems of the plant from the damaging rays of the sun. Also, keeping your lawn a bit longer will protect it from diseases and damaging insects that can cause harm if grass blades are kept shorter.
- Keep your mower blades sharp. When blades dull, they start to shred the grass blades instead of cutting them cleanly. This damages the ends of the grass and leaves you with a rough, and somewhat brown, lawn. Try to proactively sharpen your blades each season before they cause any harm. For tips on how to sharpen your blades, check out this DIY guide.
- Do a bit of maintenance. Periodically feed your grass by applying a fertilizer every 4-6 weeks. Also, spot-spray any invasive weeds with a weed-killer to eliminate them as they appear.
- Apply a grub preventative treatment. During late June or early July, it's a good idea to apply a grub preventative treatment. This will prevent the Japanese beetle grubs from feeding on your lawn's roots and causing damage during the late summer and early fall.
We hope these tips provide you with a few actionable ways to maintain and enjoy your lawn through the summer.
As always, Greenblade One can help you implement these tips, and keep your lawn healthy throughout the summer season. Feel free to give us a call.