Summer Lawn Care Tips

Summer Lawn Care Tips is part of Summer lawn Care – Summer time is when we are outside and we want our grass to look lush and green but it is the time of year when it is hit the hardest with problems Here is a brief run down of common problems and how to deal with them Drought Where I live we are currently experiencing a drought And with that comes strict watering restrictions When water conservation is an issue, here are some tips Water in the morning or evening If you water during the heat of the day, most will evaporate and you will waste water Mow in the morning or evening When you cut the grass, the blade is “opened” and will lose more water if you mow in the heat Most types of grass need an inch of water per week If you do not know how much water your lawn is getting, you can place containers randomly around your lawn to catch water (rain or sprinklers) This way you can test to see how long it takes to get to the one inch mark Make sure your sprinklers are not spraying and watering your driveway, roads, etc Avoid runoff and waste by positioning your sprinkler heads to hit only your lawn Don’t cut your grass too short The longer the grass, the more shade the roosts have and it helps retain water Set your mower to the highest position Pests and Diseases Grubs usually show up in the mid to late summer Check for dry patches of grass that when pulled, come up easily Grubs eat the roots which it why it comes up easily when pulled You may even see some white larva Prevention is best ( done in the spring) but if you didn’t do that and have found grubs, don’t worry You should be able to use a products that contains carbaryl and trichlorfon to get rid of the pesky insects If you want to go the organic route, then you can use a mixture of neem oil and water Spray it liberally on your lawn Or you can use Nematodes which are tiny worms that kills the grubs There is also a milky spore concoction you can spray on your lawn Other pests that can affect your lawn are chinch bugs, cutworms, armyworms, and sod webworms If you don’t know which of these bugs are your problem, it may be best to call an expert and discuss your options That way you know you are treating the right thing There are quite a few diseases that your lawn can get such as Brown Patch, Leaf Spot, Pwdery Mildew, Pythium Blight, and Anthracnose Again, if you do not know which your lawn is suffering from, it is best to call a lawn care professional to identify it and then help you decided what method of treatment is best for you and your type of lawn Spot Problems Over application of pesticide or fertilizer can burn the grass Be care in your application and follow the directions carefully Make sure your fertilizer broadcast spreader is set to [ ]

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