Want to learn how to take care of your lawn in the summer? We provide some tips below.
The summer heat in Florida can be detrimental to your lawn’s health, but with the proper care, you can ensure that your grass stays green. If you have noticed brown patches, bugs, or other bad signs for your lawn’s health, here’s what you need to do.
How to Take Care of Your Lawn in the Summer: 5 Critical Tips
Practice Proper Mowing Techniques
When you dust off the mower for the warm season, the first thing you need to do is make sure that it is set up properly. If it’s been a long time since you have had your mower blade sharpened, now might be the time to do so. Rather than make a clean cut, a dull blade tears and bruised your grass, which can make it vulnerable to disease organisms, such as Gaeumannomyces graminis var. graminis (a.k.a. take-all root rot).
Also be sure your mower blade is set to cut your grass high. High grass in the summer months shades the soil from losing water to evaporation.
Water Your Lawn Enough…But Not Too Much
Speaking of water, you need to make sure you are giving your lawn at least 1 inch of water per week. Be sure to take precipitation into account to avoid overwatering. If you overwater, you could be creating an environment that is kinder to weeds than it is to your grass.
Treat for Pests and Weeds
If you do notice weeds starting to sprout on your lawn, you need to act fast to keep them from spreading. You can weed by hand or use a treatment, depending on your preferences.
Pests that can harm your lawn also come out in summer, so if you see anything making a meal out of your grass, be sure to talk to a professional.
Feed Your Grass the Good Stuff
Your lawn may not get all the nutrients it needs to thrive from the soil. Annual fertilization will help to add what is missing. Organic fertilizer is best to avoid attracting pests and harming other plants. Check with your lawncare specialist to learn more.
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Let Your Lawn Breathe
If your turf is Bermuda, St. Augustine, or Zoysia, now is the time to aerate your lawn. Aeration allows your lawn better access to nutrients and water, which is essential for healthy grass.
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