The Beginners Guide To (From Step 1)

How to Care for Your Summer Lawn

When people picture summer, there’s barely any space for special lawn care that this time of year requires. As you may have noticed as a homeowner, grass can be really finicky, and arid summer days can only make things worse. This makes special lawn care necessary at this time. One way to ensure this is done well is to entrust the job to a professional landscaper. This landscaping company should know exactly how to go about it as long as you choose a good one.

Below are pointers for finding the right landscaper and maintaining your summer lawn in great condition:

Avoid over-mowing.

Before you hire this landscaping company you might be interested in, inquire about their mowing routines. What’s crucial here is that when cutting grass, they must never clip beyond one-third of its blade. Otherwise, you’ll limit the growth of the grass and have too much clippings that take ages to disintegrate. The longer the grass grows, the deeper the root it can go down the soil to absorb water for nourishment. Make sure the landscaper you hire will have this in mind.

Also, because of the normally bulky weight of the lawnmower, the buildup of clippings, and a few other factors, the act of mowing itself can be harmful to a lawn. Before you pick a landscaper, find out if they change the mowing technique they use with each cut, if only to minimize the stress on the turf.

Blades need to be sharp.

Sharp blades slash the grass smoothly, while dull ones tear it up and open it up to disease. Thus, before you decide to hire this landscaping company on your list, make sure they use sharp blades and maintain good equipment quality overall. Ask them how often they sharpen their blades. Based on manufacturer specifications, sharpening must be done after about10 hours of use.

Pay attention to timing.

It’s important to water your lawn regularly, but so is timing. Ideally, you’ll want to do this before the clock strikes 10 in the morning. This will ensure that the grass will stay moist just for the right amount of time. If you water at night, the grass will be wet way till the morning, and this attracts fungus. As a rule of thumb, you must water the lawn enough that the moisture can descend up to six inches down the soil. This landscaping company know these things as basic facts and be happy to work out a schedule with you.

Avoid over-fertilization.

Lastly, keep in mind that a healthy lawn is all about finding balance. Thus, even fertilizers have to be used in recommended amounts, or you will end up “burning” the grass. This is among the most important reasons to do your homework on this landscaping company you may have set your sights on. They must know just the right amount of fertilizer for the type of grass you have.

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