Summer is in full swing and you’re likely busy making the most of it. You managed to coax your lawn out of winter slumber, and (hopefully) it is now providing you with the perfect backdrop for BBQ’s and garden parties. First off, enjoy the fruits of your labor and give yourself a pat on the back for getting this far! But before you get lax with your lawn, it’s the perfect time for a friendly reminder of what your summer lawn care should look like.
Though it varies by grass type, generally 3 to 3.5 inches in length is a good range for the summer. The most important thing to remember is to not cut your lawn too short. Especially in Utah with the intense summer sun and dry heat, cutting your lawn too short could prove to be disastrous. The grass will get too hot, lose all of its nutrients, and burn up. As you can probably imagine, that won’t make for a very green lawn.
Hopefully by now you’ve gotten on a good watering schedule for your lawn. If you haven’t, a good rule of thumb when it comes to watering your lawn is to remember that 1m2 of lawn requires about 20L of water every seven days. If that is too specific for you, just remember that you should water your lawn when the soil becomes dry. You also want to be sure you’re not waiting for your soil to get too dry; avoid letting your lawn turn yellow or brown. If you see yellow or brown, you know you’ve waited too long. It’s best to water your lawn in the early morning or during the night when the sun won’t cause all of that moisture to evaporate before your lawn can get good access to it.
To get the most out of your lawn feeding and fertilizing, take advantage of the weather. If it is a warm dry summer, as is typical for Utah, you will probably want to apply extra fertilizer to ensure that your lawn isn’t completely depleted of its nutrients. If, by chance, your lawn is experiencing a cooler and more wet summer, you will be able to get by with less treatments.
Unfortunately weeds have probably made their appearance by now. If you haven’t already, a summer post emergent treatment will target any of the weeds that were able to germinate and take root in your lawn. When you choose the summer post emergent treatment from My All Green, you’ll also get a fertilizer service so that not only are weeds being attacked, but thick, green grass is being promoted too. This will help to strengthen your lawn so that it can withstand the remaining days of summer heat with the consistent color and growth that you’ve always wanted.
Whether you are looking to tackle your weeds, pests, or just give your lawn a boost, be sure to take advantage of the professional and dedicated service from the professionals at My All Green.