8 Lawn Care Tips During Summer

June 12th, 2022


8 Lawn Care Tips During Summer

Taking care of your lawn in the summer can be a lot of work. The lawn needs more water because of the hot weather, and pests may come in from all angles. Luckily, you can make your yard beautiful again with a little TLC and some well-placed lawn chemicals! Here are great tips on how to keep your lawn looking its best this summer.


  1. Inspect the Lawn


Before you do anything else, try to identify the problem areas in your lawn. This can be very easy if you have only one or two spots that need immediate attention. If you notice that a section of your lawn is dying, or is noticeably damaged, you can remedy this immediately. Simply use a garden rake or garden spade to remove the dead grass from the area and apply water. If you notice that a patch of your lawn looks brown or dead, prune it out to prevent further damage.


  1. Make Sure to Water Regularly


Watering your lawn regularly is crucial during the summer months. During this time, your yard will receive far more sun than during the winter, and it will dry out much more quickly. Water your yard immediately after raking or mowing it to help prevent any further damage. If you have a sprinkler system, make sure it is serviced when needed so It is ready to go.


  1. Fertilizing


Fertilize your lawn when it is actively growing.  Knowing your grass type is essential so you can know the growth cycle. Once you know the grass type then you need to know what fertilizer is best for your type of grass and then follow the application instructions. Products made specifically for Bermuda grass  will be best when used on Bermuda grass.  Consider speaking to a professional, like the ones at Green Solutions, we can test your lawn and find out what it needs tol have it looking its best.


  1. Take Care of Pests


Pests are a problem during the summer because they are everywhere. Naturally, they will be looking for food to eat. They can take advantage of your open lawn and come in to eat the grass or feed on any other plants that may be living on your lawn. There are a lot of different types of bugs out there, but the best way to keep them under control is to get rid of their food supply: dead insects. You can do this with a pesticide. 


  1. Prevent Diseases


If your lawn is suffering from one or more problems, you need to fix it quickly. This will prevent diseases from spreading, and it will increase the lifespan of your lawn! Diseases generally form when soil temperature levels are not correct for your lawn. Shake out the soil immediately and start your spring tilling. Follow these simple rules to keep your lawn in perfect condition.


  1. Mow Your Lawn Properly


Mowing is an essential part of keeping your lawn healthy, but there are little tricks you can use to get the best results possible. The right kind of mower will ensure that the height of the grass comes out correctly, and you won't find any unwanted clumps at the top of your lawn. Use a mower that is appropriate for your lawn type. For example, if you have a larger area of turf, go with a larger model.  


  1. Keep the Grass Cut at the Recommended Height


This is especially easy if you use a sharp blade on your mower. If this is not happening, then there may be something wrong with the way your lawn mower cuts the grass. Grass clippings should always be collected for proper disposal so that plants do not get choked or sick from too many dead materials on top of them.


Green Solutions offers customized chemical lawncare programs to keep you grass green, healthy and pest free. We bring 80 years of combined expertise to every job! Give us a call today and let us create a solution for you that will make your grass look amazing.