How can you keep your lawn healthy during the summer?

lawn care myrtle beachSummer heat can negatively affect your turf especially if your lawn care Myrtle Beach program falls short. If you fail to mow properly, water excessively, water too little, or ignore the signs of pest infestation, your grass will become lackluster and eventually die in small or larger patches. You can keep your lawn looking its best throughout the summer season by master these lawn care tips.

Summer Lawn Care Myrtle Beach Tips

Mow at the right height.

During the summer season, you should adjust your mower height so that the grass is left at a taller height. This will shade the soil, which will reduce water evaporation, and cause deeper roots as well as prevent the germination of weed seeds. The ideal mowing height depends on the type of grass. Time mowings so that you don’t remove more than one-third of the surface of the leaf at a time.

Water correctly.

If you want to have the healthiest grass, you should water your lawn infrequently and deeply. Check with the water authority in your area for the suggested irrigation schedules.

Treat for grubs.

European Chafers, June Bugs, and Japanese Beetles lay eggs in the grass in the early to mid-summer season. Eggs will hatch into what they call grubs during the mid to late summer season. Timing will depend on the beetle and your location. Ask the lawn care experts as to the best time to use grub control treatments.

Clean up after your pets.

Your dog could cause dead spots on your landscaping. If you see your grass dying because of your dog’s urine, you should flush the spot with water so that the urine in the soil will be diluted. The best solution is to make a pebbled or mulched area and then train your pet to use that spot for their bathroom breaks. Additionally, you should keep your waste picked up and dispose of them properly.

Stop parking on the grass.

Park or driving on the lawn is not a good idea. It will result to soil compaction, which could lead to a host of various problems, such as dead grass. During drought or time of too much heat, it’s even wise to restrict the foot traffic on the grass so that the turf crowns won’t be damaged.

Sharpen the mower blade.

A mower blade that’s dull will tear the grass, which will create brown and ragged edges that offer an opening for some disease organisms. You should sharpen the blade of your mower on a regular basis. The general rule is that a sharp mower blade can last up to 10 hours of mowing. Think about purchasing another blade so you will always have a sharp blade on hand.

Leave the clippings

If you are mowing the grass during the evening, you should leave the clippings on your lawn. This is a good lawn maintenance practice that is called grass cycling and will save you money, time, and fertilizer.

Fertilize Warm Season Turf

Warm-season grasses will grow strongly during the summer season. They will need nutrients. You should check with lawn care experts to learn about the best fertilizer schedules. It’s not recommended to fertilize cool-season lawns during the summer season. It’s best to wait during the fall season or early spring.

 

Call Conner’s Lawn Care Service if you need help in maintaining your lawn during the summer season.

 

Conner’s Lawn Care Service
Myrtle Beach, SC
843-504-4901
https://connerslawncare.com/

 

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