Summer in Northeast Ohio is one of the best times to enjoy your yard. Ongoing upkeep is the key to having the lawn you desire.
Is your lawn summer ready? If not, here are four helpful summer lawn care tips.
Tip #1: Watering Your Lawn
Ohio summers can be hot! And while summer sun makes it pleasant to be outdoors, it also can be harsh on your lawn. If you drive around during the summer months, you’ll probably see quite a few lawns that are brown and crispy. Some will have patches of green grass with large, burned out spots. Heat and drought are not uncommon in Northeast Ohio, and the result often ruins an otherwise beautiful lawn.
One key to helping your lawn survive the summer heat is watering properly. A good guide is to try to make sure your lawn gets at least one inch of water per week, either by rainfall or watering. Try to water early in the morning, before the heat of the day – and don’t forget your trees and flowers as well.
Tip #2: Mowing
Mowing regularly not only ensures a more attractive lawn, it helps your grass grow better by giving it more direct access to sun and water. Most of the grass in Northeast Ohio is cool season grass, meaning it grows best in early spring or fall. Some of the most common cool season grasses include Kentucky Bluegrass, Bentgrass, Ryegrass and Fescue. This type of grass is best kept at a height of approximately two inches.
Tip #3: Fertilizing Your Lawn
It’s important not to neglect fertilizing during the summer months. This is also a good time to add weed control and pest control, if needed. An ongoing fertilizer regimen keeps feeding your lawn what it needs to stay healthy. A regularly fertilized lawn will have more healthy grass and less weeds, strong roots and a better chance of sustaining through heat waves and dry spells.
Tip #4: Weed Control
In Ohio, lawns are often invaded by nutsedge, an aggressive plant that can spread quickly. Because nutsedge grows through underground tubers, it can be very hard to eliminate. Often the best way to deal with nutsedge is core aeration and overseeding. Core aeration is the process of making small holes in the lawn. When followed by overseeding, or adding more grass seed, it can often edge out the weed by adding more of the healthy grass that’s desired.
Let Grass Master Help
If maintaining a healthy lawn is important to you, why not let the experts at Grass Master help? We can handle your lawn maintenance for you, apply our knowledge about lawn care and give you the beautiful, healthy lawn you’ve always wanted.
With our Deluxe Lawn Care Program, you get six visits, starting in the spring and ending when grass goes dormant in the fall. It’s the most comprehensive Northeast Ohio lawn care fertilization package. With Grass Master, your lawn will get the best treatment from trained service technicians. In addition to mowing, you get fertilizer, weed treatment and insect control.
Contact us for more information on the Grass Master Deluxe Lawn Care Program.