We all know that spring is coming to a close and summer is fast approaching. This means warmer weather, more sun, and good times with friends. However, summer also comes with some threats to your lawn and landscape. As peak growing season, summer can be more demanding, taking time and money to manage. However, there are a few ways to simplify the hassle, and engage in some preventative maintenance. These lawn care and landscaping tasks can give you the head start you need, to keep your lawn looking lush all summer long. We all want that shining property, keeping our visitors and neighbors in awe. With that being said, here are the essential summer services for your luxury lawn.
Everyone loves the warmth of summer, but so do the weeds. When the weather starts to get nice out, you are going to see an increase in the amount of the weeds in your turf. Weeds are not only unsightly, but also spread rapidly, and can cause damage to your lawn. While you could DIY pull weeds, it will be very inefficient and leave a lot up to chance. We recommend making use of weed control services, where we will implement safe herbicide use, with pre and post emergent effectiveness, preventing growth before it happens. We are also more capable of addressing more severe weeds, such as nutsedge.
While this one may seem easy and obvious, mowing is more prominent during summer, and should be done about once a week. Making sure you never cut more than ⅓ of the blade at once is vital, as well as irrigation, making sure your turf gets its nutrients. DIY mowing can be so simple, but imagine the time you can save having Dream Greener take care of it, with the additional benefit of having a lawn that looks professionally maintained.
Summertime is very demanding on your soil and turf, and this is the time of year where the most nutrients are required. Making certain that your plants are receiving these nutrients by getting a soil test and having a professional assist in choosing the proper fertilizer and schedule, can be hugely beneficial. Fertilizer is composed of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, which increase drought tolerance and prevent disease. Your lawn could benefit greatly from proper fertilization, as it is a keystone of the essential summer services.
If you want to brighten up your turf for the summer, planting spring annuals, and changing them out during the summer, can look great. We like to refer to flowers as the “icing on the cake”, putting your lawn together. Our team utilizes a variety of plants, such as: petunias, begonias, salvia and much more. With that, we can also remove outdated flowers, and provide new plant material, or start from scratch, assisting you in choosing the perfect types.
Last but not least, you need to ensure your lawn is receiving the optimal amount of water. Most turfs need about 1-2 inches of water, once a week, and will do just fine. While hand watering may be acceptable, consider installing a sprinkler system for the most efficient results. Watering your lawn will keep your lawn green, just how we like it.
Dream Greener Lawn & Landscape is led by a staff of service experts, each with ten years or more of professional experience, focused exclusively on lawn care & maintenance, landscaping and snow & ice management. Locally owned and operated, we are proud to serve the greater Pittsburgh area. Give us a call today at (412) 835-1035.