People benefit from healthy grasses, trees, shrubs and lawn care. Not only does a healthy, clean lawn increase the quality of life for your yard it also improves your property value and value of the neighborhood.
Summer is the time when kids are mostly outside playing due to summer break. It is also a time when your lawn needs more attention as it is exposed to heat, droughts, different pests, and more. A hot summer can leave bare spots and thin areas as well as lawn diseases such as brown patch which thrive in warmer weather conditions. Regular maintenance can prevent such things from happening to your lawn. Below are a list of ways to regularly maintain your yard.
- Grass cutting: In the summer your grass grows faster and you may need to cut once a week. To keep grass healthy you want to mow often enough so you're not removing more than 1/3 of the grass blade. Raise your mower blades in the summer.
- Weeds: Apply a weed control, any weeds that have escaped a herbicide application should be removed with a garden fork. Pulling weeds is the most effective yet time consuming way to get rid of those pesky eye sores. Make sure to use gardening gloves.
- Watering: Lawns need at least one inch of water per week. Water deeply and less frequently. Water only when needed and only for an hour between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m.