Southfield lawn care services
Do you want to own a beautiful lawn, but simply don't have the time to put in the required work? Leave it to the professionals. Let us get our hands dirty as we take care of your lawn and lessen your workload, and ensure that your lawn stays healthy and lush-green all year round. Our professionals will conduct regular checkups as frequently as you may desire to ensure that your lawn remains healthy.
Summers are always the best seasons every year in Detroit, MI. There is so much going on, and with the temperatures being in the 80s on average, summertime is the perfect time to have that lush green lawn you've always wished for but never did anything to get. Now is time to get it, just go ahead and give us a call at Lawn Love, and we will handle all the work.
To ensure your lawn is looking its best during the summer season in Detroit, here are a few summer lawn care tips for you:
Make sure your lawn has just the right amount of water it needs.
The grass that is mainly found on Detroit lawns is usually a mixture of cool-season grasses that require regular watering so that they can stay green and continue to grow. During the summer months, Detroit receives approximately three inches of rainfall - however, your turf requires 1 ½ inch of water each week. Since the rainfall is not enough, you will have to water your lawn lightly each week. However you should not water your lawn too deep during summer - your lawn grass has short summer roots which may not reach that deep.
Take Care of any Weeds that might be starting to emerge.
Summer is always the perfect time to use those post-emergent weed control methods that will kill the weeds that have already grown, rather than those still in the seed growing stage. When applying this method, always go through the instructions on the bottle. It is always best to apply weed control methods when it's less than 85 degrees, and also to ensure that it won't rain that day so as to avoid all your weed control measures being washed away.
Have a clear understanding of Grass Dormancy.
During the summer season, most months experience hot weather, and the cool-season grasses tend to go into a dormant state if not watered more frequently. Dormancy is usually a protective method that lets your lawn survive the dry condition, and hence it's not likely to cause any harm to your lawn.
To ensure that the grass does not go into a dormant state, water your lawn more regularly, but in case you don't want to spend much time maintaining it, dormancy would be a great alternative since it's a natural stage of the grass life cycle. During the dormant stage, always ensure you water ½ an inch of water every two to three weeks to ensure that the grass stays alive.
Mow your lawn
Mowing is usually part of maintaining a healthy lawn so remember to mow your grass each week, uncontrolled mowing may result in a stressed lawn which is definitely not good.
However, here are some tips to ensure that you are mowing your lawn the right way:
Your mower blades should always be sharp so that they do not tear your lawn grass and instead result in a clean cut. An unsharpened blade will tear the grass blades leaving your lawn grass with injuries that might, later on, result in infections.
Cutting at the appropriate summer mowing height will help reduce stress - most grass will do well at a height of up to 3 inches. Cutting the grass too short will speed up the process of water evaporation from the soil and encourage weed germination.
When mowing, only cut off one-third of the grass each time.
Allow the grass clippings to break down naturally by leaving them behind on your lawn, where they will later turn into nutrients for the grass.
Should you fertilize your lawn or not?
Fertilizing your lawn during summer should be limited since a dormant lawn may not be actively growing and won't require the additional fertilizer. It is advisable to always wait until the lawn comes out of the dormant stage for you to apply the fertilizer. However, if your lawn is watered regularly during the summer season and does not go into the dormancy stage, fertilization would be very beneficial.
Watch out for Grubs.
Grubs are some of the most common pests in Detroit, MI, and can turn out to be a really big problem for homeowners. Grubs can be prevented through simple practices such as watering your lawn with the right amount of water and raising your mowing height.
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