Why does my lawn look like a wheat field?

Ohio Lawns are in their Seed Stage

If your lawn looks like a miniature wheat field, you’re not alone. Most lawns in Ohio are going to seed now, putting all their energy into seed production, not into looking green and beautiful. But fear not, turf grasses will soon return to their darker, greener selves. Here are a few tips to care for your lawn in late spring:

  • Keep lawns watered  during dry periods as seed stages can make lawns extra thirsty.
  • Keep mowing the white puffy seed heads remembering not to remove more than 1/3 of the grass blades per cut.
  • Mow high, at your mower’s highest setting, or at least 3″ high.
  • Keep your mower blades sharpened to avoid tearing grass blades.
  • Mulch clippings as this is your very best source of organic fertilization. Bagging lawn clippings is wasteful, and removes thousands of pounds of nutrient rich organic material from your  lawn that simply cant be replaced.
  • Keep up with  regular lawn care and a lawn fertilization program going into summer so the lawn doesn’t get hungry. Being nutrient deprived will make lawns much more susceptible to lawn problems such as drought stress, patchy areas and lawn diseases like red thread, brown patch, rust, dollar spot just to name a few.
  • Rest assured your thick green lawn will soon return!

Contact Portage Turf Specialists at 330-293-8873 or contact us via e-mail on our website, portageturf.com, for any questions about your lawn. We would love to help bring Naturally Better Lawn Care to your lawn!

 

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