This is the time of year where those yards you’ve worked hard to keep up start getting a little brown and crunchy.
With rain coming in pounding storms, groundwater runs off quickly, leaving poorly watered grass exposed to blistering high heat the next day.
Sometimes the grass just dies, and the area gets infiltrated by undesirable crabgrass, clover and sedges that can tolerate the harsher conditions.
Here’s what you can do to help your yard look good:
- Water it, preferably in the morning. Watering in the morning allows the ground to get saturated, reducing water loss through evaporation which occurs in the heat of the day. There are several high-efficiency irrigation systems on the market now that can do the job well and save water.
- Repair any pet spots. Those areas where the grass is dead need fresh soil and seeding to restore growth in the area. The soil is “overfertlized” and will not start to grow grass on its own anytime soon.
- Aeration. Aeration is the process of creation small perforations in the soil to allow air, water and nutrients to reach grass roots. As a results the roots grow more deeply and produce healthier, virgorous grass.
- Overseed/Reseed. For yards that are thin, overseeding can be a simple and very effective tool for new growth. Overseeding means adding seed to the existing lawn to fill in the gaps and prevent weeds from getting hold in these areas. Reseeding means the lawn is completely overtaken by an undesirable grass or weed and it should be resown from scratch.
If you’re lawn is struggling with brown areas, or is overtaken by weeds, we can help!
We like to build lush, healthy lawns that you can enjoy and comfortably walk through in bare feet.
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