Taking Care of Your Lawn During the Summer Months

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We’re a few short months from the summer season. Pandemic or not, you’ll have to care for your lawn and household during the season. You have to prep your property for the blazing sun, extreme heat, and increased humidity. The summer season is fun for people who don’t have to run a business or care for a house. They can go to the beach or have a picnic in the park with nothing to worry about when they get home. But for those who have a residential or commercial lawn to care for, the summer season also means making sure the grass on your lawn will stay healthy.

You should call commercial lawn care companies to see what services that large patch of green grass in front of your building needs. You can have it mowed professionally before the onset of the summer months. This means you’ll have to follow through with regular maintenance of the grass after a professional service. Hopefully, you have a commercial lawnmower so that you can do this yourself.

Don’t Mow Too Much

In the summer, let the grass grow a little taller. Their roots should run deeper to keep weeds off from growing. Taller grass gives shade to the soil and reduces water evaporation. If you have to mow, adjust your mower height and timing. You can only remove a third of the grass’ height each mowing. Also, don’t remove the cuttings because these can help fertilize the soil. It’s called greencycling.

Sharpen the Blades

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Keep the mower’s blades sharpened. When the blades are dull, they can cause a tear on the grass and not cut at the right height. This will leave an opening for diseases, which will cause the grass to wither and die. Well-sharpened blades can last for 10 hours of mowing. If you spend two hours mowing the grass, then that’ll leave you with five days before the blades need to be sharpened once more.

Water Deeply and Early in the Day

If you want your lawn to be healthy, water deeply at least one to two times a week. This is more practical than shallow-watering the lawn every day. To water deeply, make sure the lawn gets one to one-and-a-half inches of water a week. The perfect time to water your lawn is at five in the morning. This gives the lawn time to dry out and prevent fungal diseases.

Apply the Right Fertilizer

Generally, the lawn should be fertilized every six weeks. But during the summer months, this will cause the grass to grow faster, which means you will have to mow again. Traditional fertilizers must not be used during the summer. Instead, you should get a fertilizer with lower nitrogen content between 10 and 14. This will keep your lawn green and healthy. Apply the right amount of fertilizer evenly because too much fertilizer can turn the grass brown.

The summer season can be harsh for your lawn if you don’t take care of it. Make sure you know what needs to be done to keep the grass healthy. Call a professional for care services and learn about how to care for it yourself.

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