Summer is here! While that means the sun is shining brighter, it also means your lawn needs extra attention. Here are some tips and tricks for keeping your lawn healthy this summer:
Mow at the right height.
Mowing your lawn at the right height is important. If you mow too low, you can damage the lawn and leave it vulnerable to disease and pests. On the other hand, if you mow too high (which is rare), grass will grow too fast and become coarse and brittle.
To determine what’s best for your lawn, take a look at its current condition: if it’s healthy and green with no signs of stress or damage then keep on doing whatever it is that’s working! But if there are areas where weeds or bare patches have appeared recently then consider making some changes to how often/how long each time before taking off any more length from those blades of grass until they’re back into shape again
Check your mower blades.
Checking your mower blades is an important part of summer lawn care. You don’t want to be cutting your grass with dull blades, as this can cause uneven cutting and even turn the lawn bleached white or yellow. To check them, remove the cover from your mower deck and look at both sides of each blade; if they’re not sharp or chipped, it’s time to replace them. You can find replacement parts at any hardware store or home improvement center that sells outdoor power equipment such as lawnmowers and tractors (you’ll have to ask an employee for help finding these items).
You should also sharpen your blades regularly–at least once every season–and before each new growth cycle begins so that they’re ready when you need them!
Fertilize your lawn.
- Fertilize your lawn. The best time to fertilize is in the spring, but you can also do it in the summer if you’re concerned about brown spots or weeds. You want to water before and after applying fertilizer, or apply a liquid fertilizer so that it gets absorbed into the soil instead of running off onto your driveway or sidewalk. For all your your lawn fertilizer and pest control needs, if you are in the Chicagoland area, consider using us at Greener Living to make your lawn beautiful.
Water your lawn and garden.
Watering your lawn and garden is a simple way to keep them looking their best, but it’s important that you do it right. Here are some tips:
- Water your lawn in the morning or evening, so the water has time to soak into the ground before nightfall. If you water at midday, much of it will evaporate before reaching roots.
- Use a sprinkler with an oscillating head so that each area gets equal amounts of water–this helps prevent over- or under-watering spots on large areas like lawns or gardens
Treat for pests and diseases, if necessary.
If you’ve noticed signs of pests and diseases in your lawn, it’s time to step up your game. Use these tips to help you identify and treat them:
- Check your lawn for signs of pests and diseases. Look closely at the grass blades, as well as other parts of the plant (like stems or leaves) for discoloration or damage. If you see anything out of the ordinary, there may be an infestation going on that needs attention!
- Use the right treatment method for each type of pest or disease. Different kinds require different methods for dealing with them. It’s important that you know which method works best before starting any kind of treatment regimen so that all efforts are maximized toward successful results!
- Pest control can be tricky! It’s always best to hire a trained and license professional. If you are in need of pest control help always feel free to call or email us for help!
Lawn maintenance is a year-round job. You can’t just mow your lawn in the spring and forget about it until fall. It’s important to keep your lawn healthy and weed-free at all times, especially during the summer months when weeds are most likely to grow quickly and spread rapidly. If you don’t want to pay someone else to do this work for you or don’t have time for it yourself, then consider hiring a service, like Greener Living, who specializes in lawn care services such as fertilization and pest control services.