As Michiganders, we wait all year for summer to roll around. Although, it’s a great time of year for us, that’s not always the case for our lawns. The heat paired with low rainfall contributes great stress to our lawns. But don’t worry, there are measures that can be taken to keep your lawn in top shape. Here are a few summer lawn care tips to foster a green and healthy landscape over those warm summer months.
Fertilization & Weed Control
Synthetic fertilizers and some weed control sprays can burn a lawn easily during the summer months. So, remember that a little bit of weed control can go a long way when the temperatures are high, and rain is low. HTA Companies lawn care technicians are trained to properly spot spray weeds during this time of year to keep your lawn looking great while getting the job done.
Depending on the weather here in Michigan, mowing can become a weekly thing or once a month thing. Most lawn care professionals recommend sharpening the blades on the mower and raising the mower deck to the highest setting. This helps the blades of grass stay longer, which allows for thicker and healthier grass.
When it comes to watering your lawn, mornings are the most ideal time. Watering in the early morning allows for the grass to dry quicker and cuts the risk for diseases to take over. To check if your lawn needs watering, look for cracks in bare dirt or get in touch with us, we’d love to discuss some options with you.
Keeping a lawn green and vibrant throughout summer is not impossible. You just need to know the proper maintenance and practices to implement. The summer can be stressful on any landscape, no matter where you are located. It is always a good idea to consult with a lawn care professional to help prevent and protect against summer stresses. We offer a total solution to keeping your lawn and landscape at its best. Get in touch with us today to get an on-site consultation.