Summer can be one of the toughest times of the year for lawns, especially when we live in one of the warmer climates. While summer is a time of thriving for many lawns, likewise, it is also a time for less well looked after turf to suffer many different problems that can lead to stress and poor health with a few simple Lawn Care Champlin by Nice ‘N Green.
Fertilize Lawns in the spring
A home lawn that is healthy before summer arrives is a far better solution to achieve a healthy Summer lawn than if we were to wait until summer comes and then trying to create a healthy lawn. The same is true of Winter Lawn Care Champlin. Fertilization of turf should be done before the onset of the two harshest seasons, summer and winter. So we want to be sure we have fertilized with a high-quality fertilizer before the start of summer so that the lawn is in its peak health as the heat arrives.
The Importance of Lawn Mowing
Loss of moisture in the soil is responsible for the majority of turf problems in the summer. As already mentioned, we can significantly improve this situation by watering correctly to promote deep root growth. Still, we can also help the soil further by reducing the amount of water lost through evaporation in the summer sun. While a durable, healthy lawn growing in full sunlight can be cut short, for most lawns that are less than perfect, their most significant health benefit in summer can come about by increasing the lawn mowing height. This increase in the length of the lawn leaf then shades and insulates the soil against further moisture loss, resulting in less heat stress for the lawn.
This same principle of insulating the soil against moisture loss can be further added upon by mulch mowing the lawn; Whereby the lawn cuttings are recycled back into the lawn, rather than being collected and thrown away. Recycling lawn clippings not only insulates the lawn soil against moisture loss, but they are an incredible source of nutrients to feedback to the lawn instead of relying on the expense and hassle of having to use so many lawn fertilizers.