Show Your Grass Special Care for Summer

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LandworkContractors provides professional care for your lawn and landscaping during the dog days of summer. Your beautiful green grass needs extra special care during hot summer months. Summer heat and weather can take a toll on your lawn and landscaping. Our experienced team of professional landscapers keep lawns growing with:

  • new sod installation completed with mown lawnWeekly Lawn Maintenance
  • Reviews of Lawn Health
  • Specialized Mowing Techniques
  • Careful Fertilization
  • Landscape Design
  • Ground Maintenance
  • Weeding Gardens, Lawns, and Walkways

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can keep your lawn growing, even in summer.

Healthy Lawns are Happy Lawns

A healthy lawn is a thing of beauty. Keeping your lawn healthy is difficult during summer months when moisture is hard to come by and evaporation increases. During summer, grass experiences more stress from losing moisture. Moisture from rain or watering helps grass grow in the photosynthesis process. One of the most important things you can do to keep your lawn healthy is to mow it regularly

Mowing Know How

lawn mowingMowing involves more science than most expect. Here are a few tips for mowing your grass properly.

  • Mow High – Raise the blade for summer months. This boosts root system strength. Place the blade at about 3” for optimal growth.
  • Keep Grass Long – Never cut more than a third of the length of the grass blade. You want long grass blades because longer blades mean longer and stronger roots. Long grass also keeps the soil cool, slows evaporation and prevents weed growth and disease during summer.
  • Mow Often – Don’t let your grass get higher than 4.5 inches. This will mean regular and frequent mowing, particularly in spring and early summer. Staying on a mowing schedule is important for lawn health.
  • Stay Sharp – Make sure your blades are sharp. Dull blades make ragged cuts in grass. These cuts lose more moisture and create higher demand for water. There is also an increase exposure to disease.
  • Keep Your Cool – Mow during cool times of day. Mowing during the hotter periods increases water evaporation and loss.

Extra Care Tips

Healthy lawns are well fed through extra care and precautions. Fertilizing and weeds are two big issues for summer lawns. Use these tips to help your lawn stay healthy.

  • Leave the Clippings  – Those little leftovers add nutrients back to the soil, cool the soil temperature and help preserve water.
  • Patch it Up – When you see bare patches, simply rake in seeds. This is best done by a professional who can match up your grass seeds and apply them during the right time.
  • landscape in drivewayDense Make Sense – A dense lawn fights off weeds on its own. It also is healthier. If your lawn is looking sparse, add some fertilizer sparingly. Landwork Contractors can apply this for you during our regular maintenance.
  • Plan, Don’t Pull – Yanking out weeds may seem like the smart thing to do, but to get rid of the problem you’ll have to dig deeper. Compaction and too much shade can both encourage weed growth.
  • Watch Where You Walk – If there’s a spot of your yard that has been traveled often, it can increase weed growth. These areas are often compacted and will need special attention. You might even consider creating a walkway to save you time and money.

When it comes to keeping your grass lush and green for summer months, Landwork Contractors brings results you can count on. We know how to bring life and beauty to your lawn even during the hottest days of summer. Call us at 914-479-2537 to get your lawn maintenance plan started today. You can sit back and enjoy a cold drink while you make an appointment online. Then just leave the mowing to us. Your lawn will thank you.


Show Your Grass Special Care for Summer was last modified: May 13th, 2016 by Landwork Contractors