Summer is at its best growing season. That is why we need to have an extra care on our lawn in order to survive the grass well and turn at its luscious green growth because this season also is the stressful part of the season. Periods of drought are experiencing, diseases or even at its worst. By using some techniques, you can achieve a beautiful lawn. What can you do guys to keep your lawn looking good at summer?
Here are some tips on how to care in your lawn this summer:
Mow the lawn
Water and Fertilize the lawn
Aerate the lawn
Weed the lawn
Fall season is a sign of beautiful grass-green growth. At this time, it is the right decision to work for your lawn. Have to clean them up or grab for a fall clean-up. It is a wise decision to do that to prepare your lawn for the upcoming winter season.
These are the to-do list to achieve a beautiful and healthier lawn:
-check for your lawns soil ph and the availability of nutrients present in the soil by using a soil fertility test. The best soil ph balance commonly used in turfgrass, flowers, and shrubs is between soil ph 6.0 – 7.0. By this season you should start working to restore soil ph balance and promote green and healthy lawns for the upcoming spring.
Fertilize the lawn
-we need to fertilize the lawn because it stimulates root growth to make the soil healthy to have a greener lawn in springtime and yes, it is best to fertilize your lawn in fall because at that time the soil is moist and it helps the turf to absorb the fertilizer easily. It also builds up the stamina of the grass before winter comes. We encourage your lawn to have the plants fertilize at least four times a year. It restores energy to survive especially during winter.
Overseed the lawn
-Fall is the best season to germinate grass seeds. It reduces unwanted weeds and the amount of rainfall and its moisture is much better at fall. Start spreading all over seeds on your lawn especially on thin lawns, roots are established before winter and this will give the lawn thicker and stronger grass when springtime comes.
Fix bare spots
Get rid of thatch
-Fall is a great start to aerate the yards before you overseed. Compacted soil is particles that are compressed together. The air, water, and nutrients are limited throughout the soil. It is mechanically removed by an aerator, making holes out of the lawn and it allows the air, water, and nutrients to pass on the soil. These help the roots to grow deeper and your lawn will become stronger.
Water the lawn well
-Established lawns generally need to water as grass in fall is good to know that it keeps growing. Much of its growth occurs underneath even if you don’t see unnecessary growth changes on top. But as fall arises, you can let rainfall help or even keep your lawn to water regularly.
Mow the lawn regularly
-Weeds are everywhere even in fall. Fall is at its best time to get rid of weeds because they easily absorb energy and then they will prepare for the upcoming springtime. We can help you to achieve a weed-free lawn. Our services perform hand pulling, trimming, or application of organic soil amendment on existing weeds on your plant beds, pathways, patios, driveways, and sidewalks.
Have a leaf clean-up
-Leaves begin to fall so in this season it is the right time to clean-up the leaves in order to prevent diseases. Sometimes we think that leaving the leaves on the lawn is the best way to do but you are wrong. Leaving them behind may cause a big problem and greater damage to your lawn. It is performed by raking the leaves, bag, and compost a large number of leaves while mow and mulch in smaller quantities. Adding that organic matter on your lawn makes the soil enriched and supports microbial growth. Fall is the best time to make use of your extra leaves as compost and it is cheaper than commercial compost.
Winter season is a great time to clean up your garden and maintain the beds. By doing so, it will be easier to see weeds that need to be treated or hand-pulled. It also provides a good opportunity for perennials and vegetables to grow in the next season. Additionally, take time to assess your garden and give them that tender love and care they need during this season.
Here are the best practices that you can do in winter to keep your landscape beautiful and healthy:
Prune Shrubs & Trees
Prune shrubs and trees that are dormant during winter. Not only this will help you achieve the shape that you desire when they bloom during the growing the season, this practice will also provide your shrubs and trees enough energy to support new growth. It also helps prevent diseases and insect invasion.
Some of the shrubs that can be pruned in winter:
Some of the trees that can be pruned in winter:
Clean Plant Beds
It is essential to clean your beds up in winter as this will greatly prepare your garden when spring comes. Treat and pull those nasty weeds out for your plants to have more room to grow, for them to be healthier, and for them to live longer.
Apply Corn Gluten Fertilizer and AACT Treatment
Our Corn Gluten Fertilizer is 100% organic. It is a non-selective all natural fertilizer that we recommend for all types of turf grass and plants. It has pre-emergent tendencies and contains slow release non-burning nitrogen sources. It is proven effective in controlling weeds.
Corn Gluten Fertilizer is best paired with our AACT Treatment. Our AACT Treatment increases breakdown of organic matter, improves soil water retention, and maximizes active beneficial microbial diversity to encourage root growth.
Blow off & Turn off Sprinklers
Shut off your irrigation system before the temperature drops below the freezing point to avoid system damage like pressure build up or leaky and clogged pipes.
Roof and Siding Clearance
Doing roof and siding clearance in winter prevents ice buildup that can lead to water penetration which may highly cause significant structural damage. Heavy snow and ice may cause ventilation issues to your attic. Try to clear heavy snow from your roof to prevent melting snow go through the cracks especially if your roof and siding have foundation issues.
Never neglect your lawn during spring. Taking care of it during this season is one way to prevent weeds from growing. Encourage deep and strong root growth by doing the necessary steps listed below. These steps will keep your lawn healthy and beautiful despite having a hot and dry weather condition.
To ensure fresh and new growth, it is a must to clear and haul away those leaves, fallen trees, branches, and other organic debris. If these debris stay on your lawn for a long time, it may result to pest infestation or diseases. Keep your family safe by making sure you do not skip spring clean-up. We do not want our kids running around knowing that there might be dangerous pests like snakes, lurking around our yard. This step is the start of getting the beauty and health of your lawn back.
Corn Gluten Fertilization
After a long winter, your grass surely needs to replenish their energy and nutrients. This season is a great time for proper fertilization. We all know that growth is faster in spring. Therefore, give the new growth and existing grass all the nutrients they need.
Talking about proper fertilization, it is undeniably true that weeds spread uncontrollably. They compete with your previous plants for nutrients, water, and sunlight. Shoo those nasty seeds away with the help of our organic fertilizer, Corn Gluten Meal. Ideally applied all over your lawn and plants beds. Water immediately afterwards. Give the nutrients time to be absorbed before mowing.
It is time to dust off and get those mowers out! Before doing so, make sure to assess the height of the grass. Ideally, you start mowing if the height of the grass is already at 3 inches tall. You may want to wait a little longer if the grass is still short. Mowing short grass may be the cause of unwanted disease and pest.
Pruning and trimming trees and shrubs
Winter is finally over! Remember to prune excessive growth of a tree or shrub this spring. Do not remove more than 10 percent of the tree’s branches as this may result to disease or insect infestation. Remove dead limbs or branches as these leech off the rest of the healthy ones, stealing the nutrients away from the living and healthy plants. By doing this step, having new growth is out of the question. Shape your tree accordingly.
Organic fertilizer for shrubs and trees
Shrubs and trees should never be taken for granted. Just like your lawn, they too require fertilization. Fertilizer is a vital ingredient for healthy growth. Schedule fertilizing your trees and shrubs at least twice a year. Ideally done once in fall and spring.
Soil Fertility Test
Before fertilizing your lawn, shrubs, and trees, have your soil tested first. Testing your soil helps you decide whether to fertilize or not. Soil fertility test determines the soil’s pH primary nutrient levels (nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P) and potassium (K)). The results of this test will definitely help you understand how much fertilizer will be appropriate for any deficiencies in the soil.
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