We’re in the thick of summer right now, and although Lake Erie regulates our temperatures a little bit, it still gets hot and humid. With Ohio summers, your beautiful, lush, and green lawn from the springtime might be starting to turn brown right now. Luckily, there are things you can do to help your lawn look like a magazine cover. In this blog, Lawn Control Center is going to give some lawn care tips that you could follow for your perfect lawn.
The Type of Grass in Your Lawn
This is something many homeowners overlook. As long as there is grass on their lawn, that’s all that matters. Yet, the type of grass your lawn owns is essential to the health and beauty of your lawn. The grasses that thrive the best in the Cleveland area include cool-season grass types that like to hang out in 60-75 degree weather. If the temperature goes beyond that, it can cause stress on your lawn, leading to exposure to pests, mowing, and drought. If you know how to properly take care of the type of grass you have, you can do what is necessary to keep it healthy.
How Often and When You Should Water
Although Cleveland gets a good amount of rain throughout the year, a majority of it is during the springtime and early summer. In Cleveland, weeks can go by without any precipitation, so watering your lawn properly is essential. We recommend deeply soaking your lawn early in the morning or in the late afternoon three or four times a week. This is much more effective than watering midday as the water will evaporate much more quickly compared to watering early or late in the day.
How to Properly Mow Your Lawn
Knowing how to properly mow your lawn can be the difference between having a healthy lawn, and a brown, dry lawn. Ensure that you aren’t mowing shorter than 3 – 3.5 inches and mowing in the morning or late afternoon once again. Mowing any shorter will allow the sun to scorch the grass’ roots, and the same goes for mowing midday. Hiring a lawn care service is a sure way to guarantee a perfectly mowed lawn.
For when it gets really hot, you don’t want to over-fertilize. When your grass is overfed, it will put the extra energy into growing instead of surviving the hot Cleveland summer. The best time to fertilize is in the springtime, and you should avoid fertilizing at all during the hottest months of the year (July and August).
Insects and Pests
Insects and pests are most prominent during the summer, and lawn owners should act accordingly. A stressed lawn from heat can expose itself to sod bed worms, fire ants, fleas, and harmful worms. Call the professionals at Lawn Control Center to help you properly take care of any annoying insects or pests destroying your lawn.
Reach Out to Lawn Control Center
Lawn Control Center is dedicated to providing our communities in Cleveland and Columbus with beautiful lawns that they’ll love to show off. Reach out to our experts today and get a free estimate!