Well, Texas, summer is here, so many people are figuring out ways to keep kids entertained and beat the heat. Amid the summer BBQs and trips to the pool, make sure to continue your landscape management by doing these 5 things:
- Continue Fertilizing: Remember that fertilizing regimen you began in the spring? You’ll want to continue your applications throughout the summer and every 4-8 weeks, depending on whether you used a regular or slow-release fertilizer. With Texas summer heat and dryness, it will be very important your lawn continues to be fed the nutrients it needs to thrive.
- Water: Most people know to water their lawns in the summer, and if you have an irrigation or sprinkler system, this makes it even easier. Make sure to set your watering times to early morning or late evening when the sun is at less risk of causing too much evaporation loss. In many areas in Dallas, TX and the surrounding area, it’s even the law.
- Mow: Naturally, when you feed your lawn with fertilizer and water it regularly, it will grow, which leads to the need for mowing–something that will need to be done throughout the summer. Be careful not to cut the lawn too short; mowing high will actually allow the grass to form deeper roots and provides more shade for the undergrowth. In addition, leaving the grass clippings when you mow will help to continue to feed your lawn. You’ll also want to make sure your lawn mower blade is sharpened to be sure of a clean cut and to avoid damage to the grass.
- Treat the Weeds: Many people might be tempted to leave the weeds and continue to just mow them down with the rest of their actual grass, but this is a mistake. Even though weeds are also green and can sometimes be mistaken for lawn, weeds are still weeds: By definition they will overtake the desired lawn specie you have in your landscape. Make sure to spot-treat weeds that creep up throughout the summer months to keep your lawn healthy and full.
- Treat for Pests: When you think of pest control, you may automatically think of mosquitoes, spiders, beetles, and other pests that people find especially annoying. While these particular bugs are typically harmless to your lawn, there are pests that can wreak havoc on a landscape, seemingly overnight. Pest control helps keep pests out of your house, but is also an important aspect of landscape management. You’ll want to keep your lawn free of pests common to Dallas, TX such as chinch bugs, fire ants, grubs, and caterpillars. The army worm, for instance, a moth caterpillar, can eat through entire patches of lawn in a matter of days. Consistently check your lawn during the summer for these pests and treat it before it’s too late
And if that seems like too much to keep up with, there’s always tip #6: Leave it to the Professionals. CGreens offers award-winning lawncare service all throughout the Mextroplex. Call CGreens, a lawn care company in Dallas, TX. Service and free estimates at 972-231-2870.