Garden Care Tips from Greenfeet Lawn Care
Garden Care Tips – Summer can be one of the hardest times of the year for lawns, especially as we live in one of the warmer climates so maybe not Ireland!! During summer is a time of thriving for many lawns, as well it is also a time for less well looked after lawns to suffer many different problems that can lead to stress and poor health. With a few simple lawn care practices, we should be able to improve all the lawns while they navigate through the warmest months of the year.
Garden Care Tips One – Best Practice Lawn Watering
Watering is of course the most important aspect of lawn health in summer. Proper lawn watering practices allow a lawn to send down roots much deeper into the soil profile, past the evaporation level of the top of the soil, which as a result causes your lawn to become better heat and drought tolerant.
You can gradually train our lawn to create a deep root system by watering the lawn once it shows signs of leaf clouds and then giving the lawn a deep drink of water at this time. This is a simple method to grow a deep root system for all lawns.
Garden Care Tips Two – Fertilization Lawns in The Spring
A house lawn that is healthy before the summer arrives is a far better solution to achieve a healthy summer lawn than if we were to wait until the summer arrives and then try to create a healthy lawn. The same applies to winter lawn care. In essence, try and be proactive with your lawn care.
The fertilization of the lawn should take place before the beginning of the two hardest seasons, summer and winter. So we want to be sure that we have fertilized with a high-quality fertilizer before the beginning of summer, so the lawn is in its peak health as the heat comes.
Garden Care Tips Three – The Importance of Proper Summer Lawn Mowing
The loss of moisture in the soils is responsible for the majority of the lawn problems in the summer. As already mentioned, we can correct this situation correctly by watering to promote deep root growth, but we can also help the soil further by reducing the amount of water lost through evaporation in the summer sun.
While a strong healthy lawn that grows in full sunlight can be cut short, for most lawns that are less than perfect, their greatest health benefit in the summer can come by increasing the lawn mowing height. This increase in the length of the lawn blade shades and protects the soil against further moisture loss, resulting in less heat stress for the lawn.
The same principle of insulating the soil against moisture loss can be further added upon by mulch mowing the lawns. And the lawn cuts are returned to the lawn instead of being collected and thrown away. When recycling lawn cuts not only insulate the lawn soil against moisture loss, but they are also an incredible source of nutrients in order to return to the lawn rather than having to use the expense and hassle of using so many lawn fertilizer.
Garden Care Tips Four – Lawn Weed and Pest Control
Some treatments for lawn pests and weeds can be applied hard on the lawn, especially those used by the house owner and not by a lawn professional. Avoid the treatment of weeds or pests with chemical pesticides on the hottest days of the summer, instead waiting for milder days to do such spraying, or better yet, try to treat pests and weeds in the spring before summer arrives.
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