Summer Lawn Care Tips

Jun 16, 2020

Summer Lawn Care Tips

Minnesota summers are short, sweet, and the best time to live life outdoors. But, what fun is your yard if the grass is patchy, weedy, and uncomfortable to walk on? The basis for enjoying the outdoors and your yard is a lush lawn. Spending some time maintaining your grass requires a little more than watering and mowing but it will pay off. To enjoy soft green grass all summer long you will need to manage weeds and pests, and make sure your lawn has the nutrients it needs to handle the summer heat. 

Below are a few tips on how you can help your lawn flourish this summer and next.

Early Summer
Treat for Pests & Weeds: If you’re unsure what you need to get rid of the pests and weeds in your yard, stop in and chat with a Central Counties team member and they can help find a solution.
Mow: Mow your grass high in the early summer and leave the grass clippings to break down and help feed the grass.
Feed: Feeding in the early summer helps strengthen your lawn so it has a better chance to fight heat and drought conditions. 

Mid Summer
Water: Water deeply to ensure strong root growth. The goal is to water long enough to have the water penetrate the soil between 4-6 inches deep.
Mow: Mow your grass to its specified type height, usually around 2 ½ to 3 inches. Taller grass is a natural weed repellent and allows deeper root growth. Shorter grass dries easily, often turning brown and spreading disease.

Late Summer
Sharpen your Mower Blade: Dull blades can tear grass causing it to lose moisture more readily. If you need a hand sharpening your mower blade, give our small engine repair shop a call at 320-693-2821.
Water in the Morning: Watering between 6 and 10 AM helps lessen the chances of water evaporation due to the summer heat.
Watch for Weeds: If weeds reemerge, continue to spot spray.

Enjoy a lush green lawn this summer! Our lawn and garden center in Litchfield has a wide variety of lawn care products to help you get there. Stop in today, or give us a call at 320-693-2821 if you have any questions.

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