School is out, and summer is here. Though the summer months are a great time to be outside, host barbeques, and have friends over, the heat and the summer pests can put a damper on the seasonal festivities. Without proper maintenance, your lawn can quickly change from green and healthy to dried and patchy. Here are a few tips for good lawn care during the summer months.
The Importance of Fertilizer
All plants need sunshine and water, but there is more that goes into keeping a healthy yard than those two things alone. Feeding your lawn the right kinds of fertilizer can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your lawn looking lush. A lot of fertilizers release all of their nutrients at the same time. While this can help your grass in the short run, it won’t be long before more fertilizer is needed. For the most efficient and effective fertilizing, it is best to find a slow-release fertilizer that puts out nutrients over time instead of all at once.
Don’t Over Mow
Keeping your grass from overgrowing in the summer can be hard in Florida’s tropical climate, but over-mowing can leave your yard vulnerable to sun damage. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
· Keep your grass no shorter than 3 inches
· Avoid cutting more than 1/3 the length of the grass off at a time
· Avoid mowing during the middle of the day to avoid sun damage
Protect Your Lawn From Insects and Diseases
When it comes to keeping lawn pests away, prevention is the name of the game. The warm and wet summer weather provides pests with the conditions they need to reproduce. Residential pest control should be part of the routine of maintaining your lawn. Here at RightWay, we offer bi-monthly and quarterly plans to keep your yard safe from bugs.
Keep Your Lawn Hydrated
Keeping your yard hydrated is key to having a lush and green lawn. Without the proper watering schedule, you risk wasting water and brown patches in your yard. To avoid this, make sure that you are watering your yard either early in the morning or late afternoon. When the sun is high in the middle of the day, a lot of the water evaporates before it has time to sink into the soil, leaving your grass thirsty.
RightWay Integrated Lawn and Pest Solutions
At RightWay Integrated Lawn and Pest Solutions, we know that superior pest protection and lawn care require quality products and expert service. Our team is dedicated to providing quality lawn services in the St Augustine area. Keeping your lawn looking good and your property free of pests is an important part of being a homeowner, so trust us to take care of it the RightWay.