Summer is one of the most notoriously tricky times to keep your lawn looking great, as long periods of sun and a shortage of water can combine for faded, burnt-looking, or unattractive lawns. If you are ready to keep your lawn looking lush and beautiful this summer, here are three of our top lawn care tips.
Let It Grow
In the summer, it’s important to let your grass grown! Keep your lawn cut at a length of 3 inches or higher. If you go shorter, your soil will be placed at risk and you will see increased weed growth, disease formation, and dry-looking grass. If you are tempted to go shorter, resist the temptation!
Get Your Soil Tested
Soil testing isn’t just important for more complicated landscaping, it’s also important for lawn care. Grass that is thin, patchy, or unattractive might be doing poorly as a result of the soil composition. A soil test, done professionally, can pinpoint any problems within your soil and develop recommendations to remedy them. Treatments and additives can be placed in your soil and then, once given time to settle, your soil can be re-tested for improvement.
Do the Right Thing
Last but not least, make sure that you are completing all of the suggested lawn care treatments throughout the year. Your summer lawn actually starts in the fall with proper aeration, seeding, and dressing. If you neglected to take care of your lawn in the fall, there isn’t much that can be done to fix it by the time that summer rolls around months later. If you only do one or two lawn care steps, make sure that aeration is one of them.
Summer Landscaping Care from Atlantic Maintenance Group
If you are looking for help keeping your residential or commercial property free from soil erosion or other lawn diseases, Atlantic Maintenance Group is ready to help you with our variety of landscaping, asphalt, snow removal, and concrete maintenance services. We are experts in our field and we are prepared to meet your needs with a price and product that will leave you grinning. If you’re interested in getting a free quote or more information, visit us online or give us a call at (410) 768-4720. To see examples of our work and stay up to date on our specials, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.