Helpful Lawn Care Tips and Weed Control for Hot Weather
Raise the cutting height of your lawn mower –
During the hot summer months, it is important that your lawn is kept at an average height of 3 – 3.5 inches or no more than 1/3 of the grass blade. This will help avoid scalping, which puts the grass under stress and it will help keep the ground cool and protect the crown of the grass plant. Make sure your lawn mower blade is sharp, because a dull blade can make your lawn appear to have a brownish tint on top of the grass blades.
Weekly Watering –
Proper watering procedures help maintain proper root development. Water your lawn to wet the soil to a depth of 6-8 inches. To maintain a proper soil moisture depth of 6-8″ usually requires a rate of 1.5″ of water per week. You can place an empty coffee can on the lawn to determine the amount of water being applied. The most efficient time of day to water is in the morning. Late day or night watering is not recommended because it promotes unwanted disease and insect development.
pH Balancing, Applying Lime –
When the pH level of your soil is properly balanced, your lawn is healthier. The soil pH, controlled with lime makes it easier for the grass to absorb nutrients, allowing you to get the most out of your fertilizer applications. Liming and a proper pH level will give your lawn that deep green look; it also promotes favorable growing conditions.
To have your soil pH tested by one of our experts, please contact Greenskeeper Lawn Care.
Local Lawn Care Services-
Greenskeeper Lawn Care and organic lawn treatment services are available in Fairfield County, Connecticut including Bridgeport, Fairfield, Norwalk, Stratford Milford, Shelton, Trumbull, Westport, Darien, Weston, Redding, Easton and Monroe.