You spent plenty of hours getting your yard ready in the spring, but just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you can slack off now. There’s plenty of work to be done to ensure your grass stays green and healthy. The choices you make now can affect your grass and the amount of work you have to put in next spring. Here are a few summer lawn care tips to make your job easier.
With the heat and lack of rain, summer can take its toll on a yard. Weak and thin lawns are vulnerable to weeds. These weeds can quickly overcrowd your grass, which is why it’s so important to keep your lawn fed and watered regularly, keeping it healthy and strong. If there are any bare spots in your yard, then Colonel Landscaping’s overseeding services can help restore your yard to its former glory.
In the summer, rain is usually a scarce commodity and the intense heat doesn’t help. It doesn’t take long for the grass to start to show signs of dehydration. Here’s a tip: raise your mower blades to 3-4 inches. Taller grass blocks out the sun and offers better moisture retention. While your neighbors struggle with a yellowing lawn, your lawn will make them green with envy.
The best way to rejuvenate your yard is with core aeration. This loosens up soil compaction allowing your grass to thrive. Combine core aeration with overseeding and you have a recipe for the lushest, healthiest lawn on the block.
Letting areas of your yard overgrow can lead to some problems later down the line. Brush not only looks ugly and can drive down your property value, but it also creates an environment for things like poison ivy and poison oak to grow. Not to mention a wide range of pests like skunks, groundhogs, mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. Colonel Landscaping provides fast and efficient brush removal so you don’t have to worry.
If you’ve been waging war on moles this year with mole traps, poisons, or a host of other home remedies to little or no effect, then try targeting its food source. Moles love grubs and if they are tearing up your yard then you could have a grub problem. It’s time to change your battle strategy and eliminate the food source. When the grubs are gone the moles will move along.
Is all this hard work making you dizzy? You don’t have to do it all yourself. Colonel Landscaping provides a wide range of lawn care services. From fertilization to hydroseeding, the Colonel has everything you need to create the perfect lawn for you. Leave the summer lawn care to the pros!