Ellicott City lawn care in the summertime differs from tactics used in the spring. After the spring growing season is over, summer weather moves on in and lawns tend to get a bit stressed! Once this happens, the battle against nature for a lush, green lawn begins. As eager homeowners, we do whatever we can to coax our lawns into growing. This doesn’t have to be a battle if we could only understand and respect the seasonal changes happening to our lawns. Here are some steps you can take to protect your lawn this summer as the weather gets hotter.
Your lawn care routine will vary throughout the year. In the warm summer months, your lawn will need at least one inch of water each week. If the heat is severe, more water may be needed to quench its thirst. If needed, you can use a rain gauge to keep track of any water received from rainfall.
When mowing your lawn in the summer, it is important to mow strategically. You should raise your mower blade in the summer months. Tallgrass is more drought-tolerant, so be sure to let your grass grow taller; this will encourage deeper root development and will help to provide shade and prevent weeds from germinating.
Give your lawn a break
It’s hot, dry, humid and uncomfortable when the sun is at its peak. During this time of day, it is best to give your lawn a break. Save the playing, mowing and other lawn activities for cooler parts of the day: mornings and evenings. You and your lawn will be happy you did.
Dormant or stressed summer lawns may be more susceptible to insect infestations. Armyworms, chinch bugs, cutworms, sod webworms, fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes thrive when lawns are suffering. Severe infestations can cause damage and may require professional attention to save the lawn.
Routine lawn maintenance can be a time-consuming task that most people don’t have the time for. Royal Greens has the experience and knowledge to help take this load off your shoulder. You can count on us to keep your lawn green this summer with our regular lawn care in Ellicott City. Find out more about how we can help you keep your lawn looking lush and green during the summer months!