Summer heat has officially set in, and you’re beginning to feel cheated due to the loss of spring. It feels like summer weather set in without the gradual spring transition. While you’re feeling cheated, so does your grass. It’s feeling the burden of extreme heat and is going into conservation mode. Lawn maintenance is a science that the experts at Portage Turf Specialists LLC have crafted.
Factoring in water, heat, nutrition, and grass cutting into the equation, we have analyzed the best treatments for your grass this summer. Through our comprehensive lawn care services, we’ll keep your grass in peak condition all year long. In between treatments, check out our tips for keeping your grass thriving in extreme heat.
Lawn Protection 101
Many homeowners cut their grass too short thinking this will lessen the chore. Unfortunately, grass cut too short can reduce its ability to produce energy for growth. Cutting grass high can reinforce root strength while curbing weed growth.
Apply the ⅓ Rule
A good rule of thumb is to remove no more than ⅓ of grass length at one time.
Water Deeply and Infrequently
Overwatering is just as bad as not enough water. Check the grass and soil for dryness and water as needed. Water thoroughly to reach the root system, and stop until dryness occurs again. Your lawn does not need daily watering. Lawns require approximately 1 inch of water per week which includes any rainfall.
Mulching your grass clippings is a great, natural way to fertilize your lawn. Avoid fertilizing during the summer heat, as it will promote growth while the plant is trying to conserve energy.
Lawn health starts one year in advance by fertilizing, cultivating, and aerating your lawn in the fall to improve spring outcomes. Utilizing the lawn-care expertise of a professional landscaping company can remove the burden and improve the longevity and health of your lawn.
Contact Portage Turf Specialists LLC at (330) 296-8873 to request a quote for your lawn care services today!