The Do’s and Don’ts of Lawn Care
The warmer weather is upon us and proper care for your lawn isn’t as easy. The following tips will help your lawn look impeccable all summer long.
DO Mow Often. Mowing the lawn is time consuming, but a good rule of thumb is once a week mowing for maintaining healthy growing lawns.
DON’T Mow Too Short. It’s a common mistake people make in lawn care. It’s assumed that mowing your grass short means you’ll have to mow less. That’s not true. You do want longer grass blades, because that means deeper roots and more weed competition. Cut at 2.5-3″ in summer. Grass with deep roots can help fight off insects. Cut only 1/3 of length of an average blade of grass. More than that shocks the grass and it won’t grow properly.
DO Fertilize. Fertilizer provide nutrients for your lawn. Your lawn to be fed on a regular bases 4 times a year to stay healthy and strong. But don’t over do it as too much feeding at the wrong times of the year will affect your lawn negatively.
DON’T Overwater. For best results, water your lawn 2-3 times a week but deeply. Having your sprinkler system programmed for the correct run time for each zone is recommended for a lawn to stay healthy and grow properly. Too much watering is causes fungus and is damaging.
DO Water at the Right Time. The hottest time in the day is usually from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Avoid watering then. Watering between 2 a.m. & and 7 a.m. is the best. Avoid watering after 6:00 p.m. because your lawns grass blades will remain wet all night encouraging fungus and disease.
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