Keep Your Grass Lush and Green This Summer

June is an important month for your yard! Taking the time to do certain tasks now will not only save you time and money but will have your curb appeal on point for the rest of the summer.

Here is a handy “to do list” of things you should do to care for your lawn in June:

  • Take advantage of Father’s Day sales to buy outdoor power tools.  Father’s Day sales typically offer the lowest prices of the season; anywhere from 15% to 30% off! 
  • Begin your outdoor watering schedule. If you’re hot, so is your lawn!  Make sure you are giving it enough water to preserve its curb appeal. It will need at least 1 inch of water a week for Cool Season Grasses and a half-inch for Warm Season Grasses. Lawns tend to gulp up water rather than sip it, so be sure to water deeply (up to 30 minutes) rather than frequently. An added benefit will be that you will waste less water this way. It’s important to note that overwatering can be damaging to your lawn.
  • Get rid of grubs before they start munching on your lawn. Grubs love to dine on your lawn’s roots. If you don’t prevent that, they will kill your lawn. Replacing dead lawn is expensive: up to $2 per square foot to re-sod. Don’t let that happen! Use preventative care and put down a lawn grub-control product that will eliminate the problem before the eggs hatch and the little pests start munching! How to Get Rid of Grubs
  • Establish a mowing schedule and stick to it!  If you cut your grass too long or too short, or neglect to cut it regularly, your lawn will slowly lose its curb appeal. Prevent that by cutting no more than one-third of the grass blade per mow. If you cut more than that, it will leave your lawn susceptible to pests and disease. Also, overly short grass can be scorched by the sun. It’s also important to remember that grass is better dry. You should never mow wet grass. Wet grass clumps up and if you mow, it will end up uneven.

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