As the days grow longer and the sun begins to shine, you likely already realize that summer is finally here. With warm weather comes more pests, and you’ll likely be paying a bit more attention to your lawn during the hot sunny months. Whether or not you’ve been keeping up with lawn care and maintenance, there are still a few tips that can make your lawn look its best all summer long.
Watering Your Lawn
You’d be surprised how many people don’t properly water their lawn, which can be detrimental to its health. A well-maintained lawn needs about an inch of water every week to stay healthy, and prevent disease development. Watering your lawn infrequently with a deep soak that reaches the roots is much more beneficial than watering your lawn more frequently with water that barely penetrates the surface. You also don’t want to over-water, or you could end up creating conditions in which fungus can grow, and weeds can spread.
Mowing Your Grass
Believe it or not, mowing has a significant impact on the health and growth of your grass. When mowing your yard, the blade of the mower should be set fairly high under stressful conditions. A longer lawn will have more surface area for photosynthesis to occur, which results in more plant growth, a more extensive root system and a healthier lawn. Higher cuts can also dramatically reduce weeds once the grass fills in, crowding them out and retaking the turf. Weeds normally invade lawns when the turf is weak or stressed.
Pest Control Maintenance
Keep a close eye out for chew marks on the grass blades; this could indicate a pest problem that could get worse by making your lawn thin, weak and discolored. It may be more difficult to control without having a proper pest control company inspect and treat your lawn. Pests like chinch bugs kill grass by sucking the sap out of it and injecting a toxic saliva, which can cause yellowing halos of dying grass.
Pro Staff Termite and Pest Control is here to help you with yearly pest prevention and can inspect your home for free if you suspect you might have pests. Our lawn care professionals can also regularly maintain your lawn to ensure your lawn is continuing active growth and color and is remaining free from insect and disease problems. Call our Orlando lawn care company today at 407-292-7378 to learn more about our services and to schedule your free inspection.