Summer is the time when you and your family spend time outdoors relaxing and playing games. Unfortunately, summer is also the time when proper lawn care is the most challenging. Still, you should be able to keep your lawn green and beautiful all summer long with the proper knowledge and equipment, like the right fertilizers and an irrigation system.
Many lawn enthusiasts fertilize their lawns during the summer. However, too much fertilizer can overwhelm and kill your grass. Fertilizer should generally be added near the beginning of summer and then again at the beginning of fall. If you must add fertilizer, it should only be a light dusting of nitrogen.
During the summer, your lawn will grow like crazy. In order to keep up with the incredible growth, you may have to mow your lawn once a week or more. However, you should never cut off more than one-third of the blade length at one time. It’s also important to keep your blade sharp to avoid damaging your lawn.
Unfortunately, summer is a great time for weeds. Though a healthy lawn is the best line of defense against weeds, you may need to enlist the help of a few herbicides. Since different weeds are vulnerable to different herbicides, you should consult a professional before you spray.
Water is perhaps the most important element of a healthy lawn. During the summer, it’s recommended that you water your lawn for about an hour, two times a week. Since it can be fairly difficult to apply the correct amount of water with a manual sprinkler, consider installing an automatic irrigation system.
By installing an irrigation system, you can make watering the lawn easier than ever. To learn more about irrigation systems, call Hydro-Tech Irrigation at (703) 263-2266. Our experts in Rockville will gladly design, install, and maintain your irrigation system so that it operates as efficiently and effectively as possible.