Lawn Care Tips as Summer Heads into Fall

Summer is an exciting time of year for many reasons. The kids are out of school and many families choose to take vacations during the summer months. Summer also comes with a few downsides including intense heat and your lawn’s seemingly constant need for attention. As summer heads into fall you may be looking forward to getting a break from your lawn care duties. You will eventually get a break but it is not quite time to put your lawn mower up for a long winter’s nap. In order to keep your lawn healthy as summer heads into fall you need to keep mowing regularly, continue to provide consistent nutrition, and start planning for the changes that the new season will bring.

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Ways Lawn Care Needs are Impacted by Weather

The weather conditions outside have a direct impact on what your yard is doing and what it needs. The time of year dictates whether your grass is growing or dormant. The type and amount of pest activity in your yard also depends on the season. These variations in growth and pest activity mean that the needs of your yard also vary. The nutrition, maintenance, and chemical protection needs of your yard are different from season to season. Since summer is upon us the focus of this post is on how lawn care needs are impacted by the warm weather.  

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Are Lawns more Susceptible to Disease and Pests During the Summer?

Summer is a growing season for many types of grass. If your grass spent the winter looking dead and brown the spring and summer can bring new life into it. This is great news for the aesthetics of your yard. A green and lush lawn is much more visually appealing than a dormant brown one. The switch to an active growing state means that your yard has additional needs and additional threats in the summer. Lawns can be more susceptible to disease and pests this time of year because pests and weeds are more active. And, you can inadvertently make your lawn even more vulnerable to these threats by watering it too much or too little. The good news is there are options that will allow you to add an extra layer of protection to your yard this summer so it can thrive.

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Are Lawn Care Services Seasonal?

Your lawn requires a certain level of maintenance and attention all throughout the year. The amount and type of care it needs changes with the seasons. In order to have the lawn you want during the spring and summer you have to give it some attention during the winter and fall as well.

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