Sunshine, warm days, and nights bring everyone outdoors. As we are all anticipating the arrival of summer, lawns and landscapes need to be taken care of. We at FSI Landscape Supply offer our expert tips on how to keep your lawn healthy during summer.
To maintain the health of any lawn, it essential to know how to mow correctly. Grass should be kept at a healthy height and not too short. Deep, strong roots will provide shade and keep weeds from germinating. Ensure your blades are sharp to obtain an even and manicured look. Old, ragged, and dull lawn mowing blades will leave the lawn looking rough. A rough cut may lead to loss of moisture and unsightly white/brown grass tips. Once the lawn has been freshly cut, leave a healthy amount of lawn clippings. Leftover clippings will decompose and can help feed the lawn.
Summer months present a landscaper’s worst enemy, weeds! Suppose you do not have the proper landscaping supplies or the correct landscaping methods. In that case, weeds will take over your yard space and may even find their way through the cracks of your hardscaped area. A variety of landscape supplies can help control and prevent a weed infestation. You may choose one or a combination of the following landscape supplies: herbicide, mulch, filter fabrics, or sand. A herbicide is a strong solution. Selecting the incorrect one for your lawn can do more harm than good. It is always best to speak to a landscaping professional or landscape supplier. Visit our blog on how to keep weeds out for good for more detailed information.
We tend to think that when our family pet does its “business” in the backyard, the organic matter will break down and fertilize the surrounding area. However, this is not the case; it is, in fact, over-fertilizing and damaging the lawn. It would be beneficial to implement a designated area for your family pet to use the bathroom. Suppose your pet is free to use the bathroom anywhere on your lawn, or they prefer the same spot; you will notice areas of dead grass. Therefore, leaving your yard patchy and unappealing. Due to your pet’s urine and fecal matter composition, waste should be picked up and disposed of correctly. Once your pet has used the bathroom, the area should be diluted with water. The area should be diluted with water to ensure the runoff is dispersed and can find its way into the soil.
To maintain a lush lawn throughout the summer months, plan a watering schedule. Early morning is best. The landscaping rule of thumb is to water infrequently and deeply. You might be wondering why it is essential to maintain an irregular watering schedule. It is best if you allowed time for the surface to dry. If the lawn is consistently wet, this leads to other issues such as fungi and insect breeding. On scorching hot days, you can increase your watering schedule. Even when the forecast shows hot days ahead, it is essential to continue to water in the early morning. Watering the lawn during peak sun hours is ineffective as the water can quickly evaporate. If you are unsure how much water is required, always ask a landscaping professional or a landscape supplier. At FSI Landscape Supply, we offer our expertise and suggest the best landscaping supplies to ensure a lush lawn.