If you’re like most people, you take great pride in having a gorgeous green lawn. It’s the perfect backdrop to your home and adds value to your property!
Keeping grass vibrant and healthy takes time and effort, though. That’s where Lawngevity comes in! As Utah’s premier lawn care company, we help keep lawns all across the Wasatch Front thriving all year long.
The grass is greener on the other side of maintenance— In addition to hiring a professional, here’s what you can do to care for your lawn through the changing seasons (and stay the neighborhood envy):
Autumn Lawn Preparations
As the days get shorter and cooler, grass growth slows down. This is the perfect time to fertilize your lawn and prepare it for winter!
- Watering: Water grass deeply and less frequently in autumn to encourage deep root growth.
- Fertilizing: Fertilizing in the fall gives grass the nutrients it needs to survive the winter and come back strong in the spring. The best time to fertilize grass is late in the season, so it has time to absorb the nutrients before the ground freezes.
- Mowing: Mowing helps grass stay healthy by preventing thatch build-up. Be sure to mow regularly and at the correct height for your grass type!
Wintertime Grass Maintenance
Grass goes dormant in the winter, but it still needs some TLC if you want it to stay green! This is a good time to aerate and dethatch so it can breathe and ready itself for spring.
- Aerating: Aerating grass helps it absorb nutrients and water more efficiently. It also reduces compaction and thatch build-up.
- Dethatching: Dethatching grass removes the layer of dead grass, leaves, and other debris that can prevent new growth. It also helps it absorb nutrients and water more efficiently.
Jumpstart Growth in the Spring
Grass begins to grow more rapidly during this time of year as the days get longer and warmer. This is the perfect time to give your grass a good start by fertilizing and watering it regularly!
- Watering: Water is essential for grass growth, but you don’t want to overwater. The best time to water your lawn is in the morning, so the grass has time to dry out before nightfall. Watering in the evening can lead to fungal growth.
- Fertilizing: Fertilizer provides the nutrients grass needs to grow thick and green. The best time to fertilize your lawn is in the spring, before the grass really starts growing. This gives the grass time to absorb the nutrients before it gets too hot.
- Mowing: Mowing helps grass stay healthy by keeping it at a consistent height and promoting new growth. The best mowing height for most grasses is 2-3 inches. Be sure to sharpen your blades regularly for a clean cut!
Maintain Green Grass All Summer
The key to maintaining a healthy lawn in the summer is watering. Grass needs about an inch of water per week during the hotter months in Salt Lake City!
- Watering: Watering in the morning is still best, but you may need to water more frequently in the summer. A good rule of thumb is to water grass for about 30 minutes, three times a week.
- Fertilizing: You can fertilize your lawn in the summer, but be sure not to overdo it. Too much fertilizer can actually harm grass. It’s best to wait until later in the season to fertilize so it has time to recover from the heat.
- Mowing: Mowing helps grass stay cool and prevents weeds from taking over. Be sure to mow regularly and at the correct height for your grass type!
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