With warmer weather comes more time spent outdoors for yard work. Getting your garden and flower beds prepped and even tackling your lawn. If you are looking for some lawn care tips to get your grass looking amazing check out these tips below. We all want the greenest and nicest grass on the block!
8 Lawn Care Tips For Summer
Early Summer Feeding
In the early summer, I recommend getting a feed for your lawn. This will give it nutrients and really help it grow better through the summer evenly. By feeding your lawn with a fertilizer it can help your grass spread and thicken up, kill out weeds and more.
Then every 8 weeks you can do another summer feeding on your lawn to keep giving it nutrients. This is very helpful if you live in a really hot area. There are many brands out there you can find to buy.
Depending on the type of grass you have will depend on how high to set your mower blades. I suggest looking up your grass type online and see what mower blade setting is recommended. If you are unsure set your blades to a little bit taller setting. Allowing your mower blades to be set a little higher will let the grass develop deeper and stronger roots. You will mow more often but you will have a nicer looking yard.
Even if you move a sprinkler all over your yard, make sure to water consistently. This will help keep your grass alive and green. I start watering my grass in the spring to help jumpstart it. Water really well when summer peaks and you experience those super hot days. I recommend watering early morning or in the evening so it soaks in easier.
If you notice weeds you can pull them up making sure to get al the roots or do a spot treatment. In the spring is when you are supposed to treat for weeds. If you missed it just try to get weeds sprayed or pulled before they seed and spread.
Make sure your mower blades are nice and sharp. A dull mower blade will tear the grass and not cut it clean leaving your grass to have jagged brown edges. Try and sharpen the blades after 10 hours of mowing time.
It’s ok to leave the grass clippings lay in your yard instead of bagging it. It’s called grasscycling and can really help fertilize, and saves you time and money. Just ensure the grass clippings are not clumping and leaving piles in your yard, that can kill out grass.
Beetles and grubs can tear up a yard fast. They generally hit mid-late summer. Depending on your location will depend on what treatment plan you need. Look up for grubs in your area and see what chemicals or natural options work best.
Make sure your child’s toys and lawn chairs are picked up. Having toys and outdoor items sitting on the lawn can hurt your grass. Also, try not to park or drive your vehicles on your grass as well.
What tips do you follow for a green lawn?