Your Season as a Weed Man Customer
A Look Back
It’s hard to believe that yet another summer has come to a close. As we gear down and get ready to put our lawns to bed for winter, it’s always helpful to reflect on the past lawn care season and assess the good, the bad, and the ugly. That way, come next spring, you’ll be ready to tackle any issues head on.
At Weed Man, we truly believe that lawn care is a partnership. Although we take care of a big piece of the puzzle when it comes to your turf – fertilization, weed control, aeration, and pest management – we rely on your assistance to help keep your grass at its healthiest.
To find out if you’ve given your lawn the attention it requires, Weed Man has put together a list of the items you’ll need to take care of in between our scheduled visits. Have a look!
Grass plants need water to survive, and relying on rainfall alone can be detrimental to the health of your lawn. During the dog days of summer, we’re lucky if we see steady rainfall patterns – especially in notoriously dry parts of the country. It is extremely important to supplement natural precipitation with regular, deep watering. Lawns should receive 1-1.5 inches of water per week, delivered in two or three deep, even soaks. Keep in mind that a light sprinkling of water will not benefit your lawn, as this type of shallow watering prohibits moisture from reaching the lawn’s root zone (where it’s needed the most). For best results, water early in the morning to limit evaporation.
Mowing is an integral part of cultural care when it comes to your lawn. Apart from improving aesthetics – hey, who doesn’t love the look of a freshly mown yard? – regular cutting helps keeps your lawn’s structure intact while enhancing growth. When you cut your grass, the healthiest blades survive while the weakest perish. The more often you cut your lawn, the more healthy blades you’ll leave behind. Mowing also helps maintain an even grass height, which allows for an equal distribution of water and sunlight to all grass plants. This keeps your turf growing at an even height in between cutting cycles.
Gentle raking loosens thatch, helps break up compacted soil, and removes unwanted debris from the lawn. Over time, leaves and other fragments can amass on your lawn’s surface, making it difficult for your grass to breathe, trapping moisture, and restricting the amount of light (and food) your turf receives. Although raking may seem like more of an autumn sport, a little year round cultural care can go a long way.
Are you doing your part when it comes to caring for your yard? If not, there is plenty of opportunity to give your lawn a boost before the arrival of winter. Get started now with a few small steps, and you’ll be ready to hit the ground running next growing season.
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