Lawn care tips can be your guide to making your 2021 lawn better than ever. If you are serious about tackling your lawn care maintenance this year, you have come to the right place. O’Connor Landscape has the best tips and tricks to share with our customers.
Some things you’ll need to address when you first decide to start taking care of your lawn the right way are your mowing techniques, your fertilizing schedule, how and how often you water your turf, and any outstanding issues you will want to take note of and fix.
If you follow along, we will help you figure out just how to start off your summer lawn care the right way.
Mow, Mow, Mow Your Turf
You won’t want to mow any less than every other week, but for optimal care, you will want to make sure that your turf height is at two and a half inches to two and three-fourths of an inch. Any time your turf grows about three-fourths of an inch to an inch above this, it is time to start mowing.
This type of schedule isn’t just for HOA regulations and aesthetic purposes, there is actually some more rhyme and reason behind this recommendation. It’s because when you mow after a long period of time, more dead turf lays on your lawn. If this happens repeatedly, the dead grass can build up and turn into a serious problem. It can cause compact soil, fungus, and even attract pests.
Don’t Stop Fertilizing
Fertilizing isn’t something you should stop when you are happy with how your lawn looks. Actually, when your lawn is just where you want it is time to start ramping up your fertilization techniques. Interestingly enough, this will help keep it happy and healthy for the long haul. If you stop feeding something when it is healthy, you are going to go through a process of on-again, off-again grass.
Some things you will want to include in your fertilizer are:
- Slow-release fertilizer
- Crabgrass control
- Spot weed control
And anything else that you think will help your turf thrive. It is also important to get to know the needs of your unique turf before you start this process.
Lawns, Just Like Humans, Need Hydration
You’ve heard the suggestion that you need to drink about a gallon of water a day, right? Most people have, so it is likely that our readers have as well. This can help with weight loss, clearing up acne, and overall better functioning of your body.
If just a gallon of water a day can do all that for us, imagine what the proper amount of water can do for your turf. When you fertilize your lawn, it isn’t going to magically help your turf unless it is being embedded into it with hydration. The best way to ensure your turf never misses a watering cycle is to install a professional irrigation system.
Sure you can waste your time going in and out of your house multiple times a day, dropping all of your responsibilities, and dedicating your life to your lawn. But a professional irrigation system can get the job done without you having to do all of that.
Don’t Ignore Grass That Is Thinning
When the snow has melted and the rain has dried, you will start to notice your lawn and all of its post-winter flaws. Something you may notice is thinning or empty patches in your turf. This can be a frightening thing if you aren’t sure how to handle it. You may even think you’ll need completely new sod. But this isn’t always the case.
Some things you may want to look into once you have noticed your thinning grass are:
- Aerating your lawn so that it can better absorb the nutrients.
- Overseeding with a special blend curated to your turf’s needs.
Choose O’Connor Landscape for Your Summer 2021 Lawn Maintenance Needs!
From a lawn care program to just simply keeping up with your lawn’s needs, let O’Connor Landscaping be your go-to. By choosing our company, you won’t have to worry about if you are getting what you need. We’re experts in the lawn care realm.
But that isn’t all we do for our customers – our other services include things like drainage control, irrigation services, sod installation, plant screening, property management, customized landscapes, landscaping, hardscaping, and more. To see all of what we offer in more detail, head to our services page.
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