SPRING LAWN CARE TIPS TO HAVE YOU ENJOYING YOUR EXTENDED LIVING SPACE THIS SPRING!
Spring is the time of year when the sun is warm, the breeze is cool, and the steady hum of lawnmowers once again fills the air.
Here are some tips for your lawn in February:
For most of the northern U.S., it is too soon in the season for any specific lawn activities. However, the following recommendations will give you an idea of what you should be doing this month for your lawn.
- If your lawn isn’t snow covered, take advantage of the weather and start removing sticks and debris that have accumulated on your lawn over the winter months. Lawn debris can deprive the grass of oxygen and sunlight.
- A well-maintained mower will last for years, and it will properly cut your grass, which will help to maintain a healthy lawn.
- Begin thinking about any landscaping or seeding projects you might undertake this spring. Planning now will save you time in the weeks and months ahead by knowing what you want to do and the products you will need to purchase.
SUMMER LAWN CARE TIPS THAT CAN HELP YOU PREVENT LAWN DISEASE!
Extended periods of heat and humidity, bright sunshine, warm nights, with no rain can add up to trouble. Summer heat stress can be a problem come July and August.
Warm season grasses may love these conditions, but in the northern zones, cool season grasses become stressed, wilted, and prone to disease. The heat and lack of rain call for watering, but the excessive moisture has the ability to create disease conditions.
During the summer, grass utilizes the energy stored in its root system, sustaining the plant but shrinking the root system, making the turf vulnerable.
It’s times like these when spring preparations will pay off. An extensive root zone, higher cut, and proper fertility will better allow the plant to survive the dog days of summer.
FALL LAWN CARE TIPS TO GET YOUR LAWN READY FOR NEXT YEAR!
Here are some lawn care tips for your lawn in November.
- Remember to prepare your mower for winter storage: remove the spark plug, drain the oil and gas. Clean off all the grass clippings and get the blade sharpened now to avoid the spring rush.
- Be sure your grass isn’t too high, or you could have problems with snow mold in the early spring – not to mention the grass will take longer to green up. It won’t harm your grass to mow it when it is cold…just remember to follow the “1/3 rule” and don’t mow it if it is wet.
- If leaves start falling, be sure to remove them from the lawn. Leaves will block sunlight from reaching the grass blades.
- Start bringing your patio and lawn furniture in for storage over the winter. Be sure you don’t leave items such as picnic tables and grills on the lawn over the winter months. If you do, you may discover dead spots in the grass next spring.
WINTER LAWN CARE TIPS TO AID IN HEALTHY SPRING GROWTH!
Don’t ignore your lawn just because it’s cold outside. The best season to prune trees is winter because pruning promotes new growths and production of fruit.
Here are some tips for your lawn in December and January:
- Remove any debris from the lawn such as sticks and leaves that may accumulate at this time.
- Continue to mow your lawn as long as the grass is actively growing.
- Water Centipede and St. Augustine grass lawns as needed, but do not over-water as this will encourage disease.
- Control weeds when necessary with a product that is recommended for your grass type.