Lawn Care Tips for the Summer Season
Longer days, more light and more heat mean the height of the growing season - but too much heat can wilt your summer enjoyment. Learn how you can make the most of the season with these summer lawn care tips:
Proper watering and water conservation is important at any time of year, but particularly when heat and a lack of rain lead to water deficits and drought.
Learn more about proper watering techniques in our watering tips section.
Evaluate your lawn regularly for signs of irregular color and texture. These can be signs of damage that may result from pests or disease.
If your lawn isn’t a lush, uniform green, contact your local Lawn Doctor for a FREE Lawn Evaluation and find out what summer lawn care solutions we can provide.
Proper year-round lawn care keeps a lawn healthy and prevents weeds, disease and pests. But sometimes, insects you may not notice can travel from the yard to your home. To stop them, Lawn Doctor recommends Pest Control to keep the bugs on the outside. You can also reduce their outside presence by treating the lawn for insects such as fleas and ticks and fire ants.
While lawns are generally the focal point of most yards, don’t forget about trees and shrubs. Well-maintained landscaping adds dimensionality to a home and increases its value.
In the heat of the summer, you may be tempted to mow your lawn in shorts and flip flops, but Lawn Doctor’s trained professionals remind you to stay safe by wearing long pants and closed-toed shoes.
Also, no matter what outdoor activity you’re enjoying, be sure to stay hydrated with plenty of water. See our mowing tips for more mowing advice.
The essentials of good summer lawn care are watering, fertilizing and proper mowing. However, sometimes an underlying problem (such as bare spots or severely damaged turf) requires additional measures.
Summer Lawn Care Definition of Terms:
If you’d like to review the Summer Lawn Care tips and terminology, the green-bolded terms above are linked to the glossary page.