Helpful Lawn Care Tips:
In order to get strong, healthy turf-grass at your home we recommend these additional helpful tips:
- Mowing: Believe it or not, a simple task like mowing your lawn can actually make your lawn vulnerable to disease. There are two things you need to remember when it comes to mowing. First, don’t mow the lawn too short. Second, keep your lawn mower blades sharp. If your blades are dull and you’re mowing your lawn too short, that will actually put stress on your lawn, which will make it more vulnerable to disease.
- Watering: Just like mowing, if you aren’t watering properly your lawn will become more vulnerable to disease. It’s better to water less often, but more deeply. Watering too often can leave moisture on the blades of grass, and in hot, humid conditions, this will make it more likely for your lawn to get disease. Watering early in the morning is better as well because it won’t be as hot outside and it will allow the water to be soaked up into the soil.
- Sunlight: Making sure your lawn gets plenty of sunlight is very important, even the more shade tolerant types of grass require 4-5 hours of direct sunlight or 6-7 hours of strong, filtered sunlight per day to perform well. Raising the canopy of your trees and properly thinning and pruning will really help in this regard. The more sunlight your turf receives, the better it will do.
- Reduce Thatch and Compaction: Having over .5 inches of thatch in your lawn provides enough bedding for turf disease to thrive and multiply. It cuts down on air flow and holds moisture in areas that allow the turf disease to thrive. Having your lawn core aerated once per season will reduce the thatch and compaction making your lawn more resistant to turf disease.
- Recognizing Diseases: Even if you keep your lawn healthy, there is no guarantee that your lawn won’t get a disease. The next best thing you can do is be able to recognize the disease as soon as possible. The sooner the disease is identified; the sooner you can work to treat it.
- Weiss Lawn Care, Inc.: It’s not always easy recognizing a lawn disease or keeping up with lawn maintenance. If you find that you’re struggling, why not consider bringing in a professional? Certified lawn technicians are trained to recognize and treat lawn diseases and can help keep your lawn healthy all year.