Summer has arrived and now is the time to really focus on your lawn. Taking the time to do certain tasks now will not only save you time and money but will have your curb appeal on point for the rest of the summer.
Here is a handy “to do list” of things you should do to care for your lawn during summer:
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Begin your outdoor watering schedule. If you’re hot, so is your lawn! Make sure you are giving it enough water to preserve its curb appeal. It will need at least a half-inch of water a week for warm season grasses found in Alabama. Lawns tend to gulp up water rather than sip it, so be sure to water deeply (up to 30 minutes) rather than frequently. An added benefit will be that you will waste less water this way. Early in the day is the best time to water. 5:00 am is perfect. If you’re not an early riser, you may want to get sprinkler that you can program. By watering early in the morning, it gives your lawn enough time to dry during the day so that fungus doesn’t grow.
Get rid of grubs before they start munching on your lawn. Grubs love to dine on your lawn’s roots. If you don’t prevent that, they will kill your lawn. Replacing dead lawn is expensive: up to $2 per square foot to re-sod. Don’t let that happen! Use preventative care and put down a lawn grub-control product that will eliminate the problem before the eggs hatch and the little pests start munching!
- Establish a mowing schedule and stick to it! If you cut your grass too long or too short, or neglect to cut it regularly, your lawn will slowly lose its curb appeal. Prevent that by cutting no more than one-third of the grass blade per mow. If you cut more than that, it will leave your lawn susceptible to pests and disease.
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