Summer is supposed to be a time to enjoy warm weather and outdoor activities with friends and family. However, some homeowners find themselves spending countless hours outside trying to maintain a healthy lawn. Little do they know, it doesn’t have to be so hard. Here are some helpful hints to keep your yard looking its best during the summer months without spending long hours toiling in the sun performing lawn care.
Shorter grass doesn’t mean healthier grass
Your grass shouldn’t be cut too short; taller grass actually helps to keep the soil healthier. Allowing your grass to grow just a little bit higher lets the grass get more light during peak sun hours and allows the plant to convert this light into more nutrients for the roots and surrounding soil. Set the mower blades to 3 ½ to 4 ½ inches, and mow high and often. Mowing your lawn often will help you avoid removing more than ⅓ of the grass height each time.
Don’t let those grass clippings go to waste
Grass clippings aren’t considered a waste when you’re performing lawn care. Clippings produced while mowing should be redistributed across the lawn to help shade the grass and add more nutrients to the soil.
Seek out and eliminate any newly formed weeds
Controlling weeds is an important aspect of effective lawn care in Annapolis and throughout Maryland. Weeds are a nuisance, and you have to put forth a conscious effort to monitor your lawn for these problem plants. Weeds should be removed as quickly as possible before they get the chance to really take root.
Water your lawn as early as possible in the morning
Watering your lawn is also an important part of lawn care. You should water your lawn in the wee hours of the morning and avoid over-watering. Your entire lawn needs at least an inch of water each week for optimum growth and health. Make sure that you water your lawn consistently; you actually do more harm to your lawn by watering on and off than by not watering at all!
Maintaining a lawn can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re busy working and living your life. Blades of Green is available to assist you with all your Maryland lawn care needs. Our regular lawn care services can keep your lawn looking its best, all summer long!