4 Ways To Take Care Of Your Lawn During The Early Summer

The care and attention that our lawn needs vary throughout the year. At the start of summer, at the end of June and beginning of July, you need to make sure that you are feeding your lawn, treating it for grubs, mowing high, and allowing the clippies to lie where they fall.

1. Feed Your Lawn

One of the best times to feed your lawn is during the late spring and early summer. Feeding your lawn in the early summer will help your lawn survive when the temperatures get hotter outside. Adding fertilizer now will help strengthen and improve the overall health of your lawn. When you add fertilizer to your lawn, make sure that you a slow-release fertilizer. With a slow-release fertilizer, the fertilizer will release slowly over time, providing your lawn with the nutrients it needs over a longer period of time.

2. Fight Back Against Grubs

Second, you want to fight back against grubs at the start of the season. If you had issues with grubs last year, or you know that your neighbors did, you are going to want to make sure that you take action early.

To fight against grubs, purchase some grub exterminator treatment for your yard. Apply this treatment directly onto your yard. You want the treatment to get down to the roots of your grass. Grubs eat your grass, starting at the roots, and leave dead patches all over your yard if left untreated. In order to stop grubs, you need to work fast.

3. Keep Your Grass High

Third, as you cut your lawn, make sure that you set your mower up so that your grass is taller. You want to have tall grass early in the summer. Tall grass will allow your grass to develop deep roots that will allow them to reach necessary water in the ground. Tall grass also helps keep your soil cool and will help your yard better retain water. It is actually better to keep your grass on the long side instead of the short side of things.

4. Let Your Cuttings Lie

You do not always have to pick up your cuttings when you cut your grass. It is actually good to occasionally take the bag off your lawn mower and use the mulch setting on your lawn mower. Using the mulch setting will allow your clipping stop fall on the yard and break down. As the clippings break down, they will actually help fertilize your yard and help it grow more lush.

At the start of summer, make sure to apply some slow-release fertilizer to your yard. Apply grub exterminator treatment if that is a concern in your neighborhood. When you cut your grass, keep it tall and occasionally use the mulch setting instead of the bag setting on your lawn mower.

For more information, contact your local landscape design service. 

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