Lawn Care Tips
Lawn Care Tips by Jason Tieri of Weed & Feed Lawn Care LLC
What a season we have had so far! I was going to talk about the best tips for your lawn during the summer heat, but since we have had this abnormal weather, that doesn’t really apply right now. As of writing this, we are on the cusp of one of the coolest days in July on record. With all the rain and night time humidity over the past few weeks, we are experiencing some conditions on the lawns that are not usually seen this time of year. When we have these rainy and humid conditions, lawns can develop one or more of the following problems.
1) A lot of diseases. Red thread and dollar spot are running rampant right now. If you do have these diseases, the best way to get rid of these issues is by using more fertilizer. Also make sure that you are not watering your yard at night. The lawn only takes what water it needs and the rest needs to evaporate. When water sits on the lawn at night, it causes diseases.
2) Pale Lawns. When we get a lot of rain, natural the fertilizer doesn’t last as long. One of the best things you can do to keep your lawn looking green is to return your clippings back into the grass. The clippings usually contain up to 4% nitrogen, 2% potassium and .5% of phosphorous. Returning the clippings also saves you time, money, and labor involved in caring for your own. Using a mulching mower is the best way to return the clippings.
3) A lot of weeds! When lawns contain a lot of water, the weeds love to germinate. To combat the weeds, we recommend having your mower height set at 3-3.5 inches. When you mow shorter than 3 inches, it exposes the wee seedlings to the sun and they love sun and water!
For more information on these and other topics, please visit Weed & Feed Lawncare LLC’s website at www.weedandfeedlawncare.com