Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Lawn Care

April 3, 2019

With summer approaching, it’s time to gear up for summer lawn care. Taking care of your lawn in the summer can help you keep it growing strong and help you to avoid burn marks. Summer lawn care can differ a little from your day to day lawn care routine. Be prepared for the summer months with a few dos and don’ts for your lawn care routine.

DO mow your lawn regularly. Mow with a sharper blade to avoid any grass tips from fraying and increasing your lawns draw to diseases and pests.

DO water deeply. The amount of water your lawn may need will likely vary based on your location, the climate you live in, and the type of grass you have. But generally, a law should be watered 3-5 times a week. Regular and deep watering will help your lawn to take deep root and grow strong. Watering your lawn in the evening or night can also lead to pests or fungus growth. Water in the heat of the day for maximum absorption. There is a balance, over watering will also hurt your lawn.

DO use fertilizer. Fertilizing is very important and can help your lawn to grow strong. But you should avoid fertilizing during the hottest days of the year, that can burn your grass. You should also beware of any fertilizer that may contain harmful chemicals that could harm your lawn and environment.

DO plan ahead. You don’t need to be an expert gardener to have a successful garden. Don’t attempt to tackle too much at once but doing a little research and planning ahead may save you from some headaches down the road.

DON’T let your lawn become dormant. Letting your grass grow dormant can be a death sentence, it may never return to its previous state.

DON’T have too much necessary traffic on your lawn. Of course, you will use your lawn. It will be walked on and played on, but excessing use could hurt your grass. Extra foot traffic during the heat of the summer can be especially damaging.

DON’T over-fertilize. Too much fertilization usually means too much Nitrogen. Fertilizing will promote growth in your lawn, but too much of it can produce more growth than your lawn can handle and lead to an overgrowth and yellow lawn.  

DON’T burn your lawn. Burnt spots on a lawn can be a real eyesore. A lawn can get burned with it is exposed to heat and underwatered or from a dog’s urine. If you do have a dog trained to go on your lawn, do what you can to limit the areas your dog use. Be sure to thoroughly water any areas that may have been infected with dog urine.

If you’re needing any lawn care done or pest cleared from your property, contact All Green. Our expert team will have your lawn looking great in no time. Be the envy of your neighborhood with a magazine ready lawn.