If you missed the first five tips, you can check out our blog post with five other practical summer lawn care tips. But for those who are already making headway on their lawns, here are five more tips to keep you going strong!
6. Sharpen your mower blade.
A dull mower blade tears grass, creating ragged, brown edges that provide an opening for disease organisms. Sharpen your mower blade regularly. The rule of thumb is that a sharp blade lasts for 10 hours of mowing. Consider purchasing a second blade so you’ll always have a sharp blade at the ready, or work with a team like Paradise who always comes prepared with sharp blades.
7. Let clippings lie.
If you’re mowing grass at the right height, you can let clippings lie on the lawn. This practice is called grasscycling and saves you time, money and fertilizer.
8. Fertilize cool-season grasses.
Cool-season turf grows strongly during summer and needs nutrients. If you’re unsure what fertilizer schedules take place in your region, you can reach out to the team at Paradise to answer all of your fertilization questions.
9. Pick up litter.
Summer activities can result in toys, water games, lawn chairs or tools being left on turf. Pick-up everything to avoid damaging the grass or creating dangerous obstacles while mowing.
10. Tackle weeds.
Apply weed control, you can use products such as 5 In 1 Weed & Feed or Season Long Weed Control for Lawns to help control weeds. Always read and follow label instructions. Do not apply a pre-emergent herbicide in fall if you plan to seed or overseed. If tackling weeds on your own doesn’t seem doable or something you have interest in, you can also hire a local professional to do the job for you.
Talk With The Experts
Need other assistance tending to or maintaining your lawn? The experts at Paradise Property Services are here to help. Connect with our team today to get your free quote and get one step closer to a lawn your neighbors envy.