The growing season reaches its apex as the days become longer and warmer. However, the excess heat that is produced during the summer months can put your lawn at serious risk. Discover how your lawn can thrive during the summer with our summer lawn care tips:
Summer Watering Tips
Correct watering and adequate conservation are vital all year round, but it becomes especially important when hot and dry weather causes deficits of water or even drought.
In the summer, it is important to water your grass in the early hours of the morning, so the moisture will stay in your lawn for longer. If your lawn is under drought stress, a quick irrigation cycle will help cool the plant down during the warm afternoons. The best time to do this is between 4 and 6 pm and allow the lawn to dry before the sun goes down. This will prevent the spread of disease. A sprinkler irrigation system is the easiest way to water your grass efficiently and at the right time. Consider integrating a smart sprinkler system that can be used with standard sprinklers and controlled by a smart device. Find out more about correct watering techniques by checking out our section on watering tips.
Inspect your lawn grass regularly for indications of irregular texture and color, which could be signs that disease or lawn pests have caused damage.
Lawn Pest Control
Maintaining proper lawn care throughout the year can keep your yard healthy and assist in preventing disease, weeds, and any unwanted lawn pests. Put a stop to these lawn pests before they become a problem. Fight outdoor pests by applying lawn treatments for ticks, service feeding insects, fire ants as well as other insects. Contact Lawn Doctor to learn more about our outdoor pest control.
Another common pest is mosquitoes. Summer is when mosquitoes come out in full force, and these insects pose health risks for both people and pets. Learn more about Lawn Doctor’s mosquito control services to rid your lawn of mosquitoes and keep your family healthy.
In the summer, you might find grubs burrowing between the roots of grass that are preventing your lawn from being healthy. To learn more about how to deal with grubs, check out our guide on grub control.
Weed Free Yard
Another important aspect of proper lawn care is to keep your yard free of weeds. These fast-growing plants can harm your grass and keep it from being strong and healthy. To treat the weeds in your lawn and soil, learn more about our weed treatment options.
Fertilizer is an important part of maintaining a healthy lawn during the summer. Summer fertilization will provide your soil with the nutrients it needs to grow green and lush despite the heat. The optimal time to start using fertilizer is during the early part of the summer to help prepare your lawn to withstand the hot and dry conditions of the season.
Maintain Your Landscape
Properly maintained landscaping can add dimension to your home while increasing its value. Though most people with lawns typically focus purely on their yard and grass, it can be equally important not to neglect your trees and shrubs. These plants make up your lawn’s landscape, and it’s important to keep them healthy.
On a hot summer day, you may want to mow your lawn in flip flops and shorts, but Lawn Doctor’s expert advice on performing lawn care in the summer will remind you that staying safe by wearing shoes with closed toes and long pants are highly recommended while working on your lawn.
Also, it is integral to remain hydrated by drinking lots of water when you are doing any work outside.
See Lawn Doctor’s mowing tips for more advice on mowing.
Effective Summer lawn care essentials generally include:
- Proper Mowing
But when an underlying problem emerges (e.g. badly damaged turf or bare spots) it can also require additional measures to be taken.
Summer Lawn Care Term Definitions
To review lawn care tips for summer and terminology make sure to check out our glossary.
Summer Lawn Care Services for All Yards
Contact Lawn Doctor to get a FREE Lawn Evaluation or call Your Local Lawn Doctor to learn more about how we can help your lawn through the summer months.