Did you know that most people spend an average of 70 hours each year caring for their lawn? Have you found yourself stuck with not knowing what to do with your yard during the early months of summer? Well, look no further as we have some early summer lawn care tips that will help keep your lawn looking fresh and green!
Fertilizer is Your Lawns Friend
It’s essential to start fertilizing your lawn in May or June. Beginning this process of feeding your lawn will allow it to get lots of nutrients that it will need to stay healthy all summer long. Make sure you check your grass type to make sure that you are giving it the proper type of fertilizer as well as the correct amount. While you want to fertilize in the spring, it is also essential to fertilize your lawn in the fall as well to make sure it stays healthy throughout the winter months as well.
A lot of people make the mistake of over-mowing their grass. It is important to only cut about ⅓ off the length of the blades of grass each time you mow. While this might require more frequent mowing, it will decrease the number of grass cuttings that will be lying on top of your newly cut grass. While excess clippings can be damaging to your lawn, it is beneficial to the health of your yard when the extra clippings are redistributed across your lawn. You should also sharpen your mower blades at the beginning of each season to allow for proper, clean cutting of your lawn.
It’s important to make sure your lawn is getting the proper amount of water; which means not too little and not too much. The majority of people over-water their lawns and water them at the wrong time of day. You want to water your grass in the early morning to allow it time to dry so that it doesn’t sit overnight and risk the chance of developing a fungus. Make sure that your lawn is getting an inch of water in total each week.
We hope that these tips will help you get started on some early summer lawn care so you can keep your lawn looking beautiful all year long.