Evanston lawn care services
Climate's toll on lawn care
The winters in Evanston are blustery and freezing while it experiences warm, humid, and moist summers. The temperature may vary from 21 °F to 82 °F in a year, hardly going below 4 °F or above 90 °F. Pleasant warm weather periods are from mid-June to mid-September. The U.S. average for rain is 38 inches, and Evanston gets 36 inches of rainfall per year. Moreover, the U.S. snow average is 28 inches, and Evanston gets 36 inches of snowfall every year. How does this heavy layer of snow affect your lawns in Evanston? Snow resting for a long period can be harmful to your grass as it weakens the blades and makes them brittle. That should concern you about your roots since it's damaging for them as well.
How cold temperature, snow, and freezing precipitation affect your lawn
When you leave the snow on your lawn for a long period, it is best to stay off your grass as much as possible since it begins to go dormant. Your grass going dormant does not mean it has died; most grasses, be it cold-season or warm-season, go dormant in winter. It does so to conserve energy, so it can recover and restart its growth with the arrival of spring. This state of grass is also observed in drought conditions. Therefore, make sure you know why your lawn has brown patches or why your grass looks dead to treat it accordingly.
Snow and ice are an obstacle for how the grassroots try to absorb water, which often results in desiccation. Desiccation refers to the loss of moisture, which also occurs during drought conditions but is caused by the snow layer resting on your lawns.
3. Snow Mold
In late winter, when the snow melts, it may infect your lawn with a disease, Snow Mold. Snow mold is a fungal disease that can damage or even kill the grass in some cases. Whitish-gray or pink-colored circular pattern on your lawn is bad news if arriving with the arrival of spring. That lets you know that your grass has been affected by Snow Mold. Since there are no fungicides for its elimination, the only way to control it is through prevention before and during the winter when you experience heavy snowfall. To prevent snow mold, apply a preventative application during fall, but if you don't and observe snow mold after the snow has cleared, rake your lawn to make room for new grass that will grow.
4. Death of grass
Even after all your efforts, there is still a chance that your grass may die being unable to survive the winter conditions. If that happens, you will need to restart your lawn by raking and removing the dead grass. After your soil has loosened up, plant new seeds and apply the required fertilizer.
Lawn Love' services
Regular and proper fertilization can do wonders for your lawn. Sufficient nutrients are very important for your soil and play an important part in your grass's growth. However, you don't just randomly apply fertilizer; the selection of fertilizer to its application is an essential step, and you may require professional assistance for this. But why would you worry when Lawn Love is right here!
Aeration consists of making holes in the soil to allow air, water, and essential nutrients to let in. This is important to overcome the blockage that the soil layers or dense grass may cause. Also, it lets the roots have what they need for the healthy growth of the grass. Compacted soil can be a real obstacle since it has solid materials that are difficult to break by simple watering. Thus, aeration is an essential step needed to perform. That may seem like a complex step, and it can be, but why would you worry when Lawn Love is backing you up?
Your grass needs to be watered at a certain level, depending on the grass type and the season. Therefore, knowledge about even the smallest details is a crucial step in lawn care. The freezing winters experienced in Evanston will require the grass to be watered at least 1 to 1 and a half inches per week. If watered during the early hours of the morning, it will do wonders for your lawn. Cannot be bothered about these details but want a well-kept lawn? Call us now!
Mowing is undeniably a crucial step in lawn care. You want a lawn, not a jungle. And so you would need to trim it, and that's what the mower will do for you. However, knowing the length of grass that should remain on your lawn is the real deal. Secondly, the length needed for healthy grass growth also changes depending on the season and grass type, and you have to know it all for a vibrantly green lawn. Lawn Love is willing to take responsibility for your lawn, so why are you dwelling over inches of grass?
You are living in Evanston and Gillson Park; isn't it screaming at you to come to enjoy the water activities? Impossible. So why don't you stop avoiding these voices and plan a family trip on your day off? Worrying about lawn care should not be an issue when you have Lawn Love in your area. These professionals are only a call away and will tend to your lawns whenever required. We serve you with all. Starting from grass selection to the finishing touches provided by expert mowing. Our easy-to-use website is accessible both on computer and mobile so, look us up, and your questions will be answered. Contacting us on our number for further details and bookings is another way. Impress the entire neighborhood with a marvelous lawn at an affordable price. It's a win-win situation!