Welcome to this month's edition of Timely Tips! It has been a banner summer for lawn problems. With the cold, wet spring and then sudden heat wave many homeowner's lawns are now suffering. Whether it is fungus, drought, heat stress or other issues we are here to help. Check out this edition of Timely Tips for some insight into how to repair your damaged lawn.
August Quick Tips
There are several key lawn practices you should be following this time of the year. Here are a few quick tips:
1. Mowing Height - Keep it long! Do not cut your lawn lower than 3 inches in height. Cutting the lawn too short during the hot summer months puts it under further stress and makes it more susceptible to problems.
2. Watering practices - Your lawn needs about one inch of water per week either through irrigation or rainfall. Water early in the morning to reduce the chance of diseases.
3. Treating fungus - We have heard from many homeowners that their lawns are suffering from fungus. Hot, wet environments breed fungus so be sure to water early in the morning, but do not over water. Too much water can promote more fungus. Use Jonathan Green Lawn Fungus Control care of prevent up to 20 lawn diseases.
4. Fertilize properly - Many lawns are brown at this time of the year. It goes dormant to help preserve the grass plant through the heat stress of summer. Fertilizing the lawn will not necessarily help it to green up faster. If your lawn does need to be fertilized consider using an organic fertilizer like Natural Beauty 10-0-1. It will gently feed the lawn and not burn it.
Want even more helpful tips? Then check out this article.
What about all of this crabgrass?
This year has created the perfect growing conditions for crabgrass. Crabgrass controls create a barrier to stop crabgrass from germinating for approximately 2-4 months. If you applied a control in the beginning of March or April that barrier has worn off at this point. Crabgrass typically begins to germinate in the spring and all the way through August.
The excessive spring rain this year diluted a lot of the active ingredient that controls crabgrass. With the cool, wet spring we did not see any significant crabgrass germination until June. Now that we are in the heat of the summer it is everywhere. The good news is that crabgrass will die off in the first frost this fall so all hope is not lost! Want to know more about crabgrass? Click here!
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