Your lawn is a lot more than just a place to play or relax. It is actually your home’s first defense against insects, pests, rot, mold, and erosion. Taking care of your lawn is vital to the health of your home. Lawn care experts at Landwork Contractors take our lawn care seriously. We’ll work to provide you with the best lawn maintenance and care plans that include:
- Professional Irrigation Techniques
- Lawn Maintenance Strategies
- Routine Mowing
- Routine Seeding
- Weeding and Pest Control
- Drainage Solutions
- Retaining Walls
- Grading and Leveling
Our experts want to provide you with the right tools to keep your lawn healthy this summer. Here are just a few ways you can keep your lawn beautiful and thriving during hot summer months.
Understand the Right Way to Water
There is a right and a wrong way to water your grass. Knowing the difference could save you a lot of trouble.
- Start Watering Grass Early In the Day- Before the temperatures get too hot, give your landscaping a quick spray. This gives your soil a chance to take in the water before the heat and sunlight dries it all away.
- Don’t Drown Your Lawn- If you aren’t careful, you can drown your lawn with too much water. This lowers the amount of oxygen in your soil and can create mold.
- Invest In a Water Gauge- Your grass needs to have around 1.5 feet of water each week. Use a water gauge or meter to measure how much you’re watering.
- Create a Regular Watering Schedule– Grass needs to be watered twice a week at least. Create a schedule to make sure you don’t miss routine watering.
Check for Problem Areas
Your lawn can have problem areas just like any other part of your home. Take a walk around your lawn and look for:
- Brown, Dry Patches
- Dark, Soggy Areas
- Grass That Doesn’t Bounce Back
- Silt or Erosion Issues
If you notice any of these issues, contact your trusted landscapers and they can help you stop small issues before they become big problems.
Use Fertilizer Sparingly
A lot of homeowners simply do not understand how to use fertilizer. Often times, they end up damaging their grass. They’ll either put too much or too little on their yard. They also don’t understand that each type of fertilizer carries different nutrients, chemicals, and additives. Educate yourself or leave the fertilizing to the professionals.
Have more questions? Contact the lawn care experts at Landwork Contractors today. Call 914-479-2537 or make an appointment online. We’re ready to bring your lawn back to life.