It’s peak summer season in Utah, and we have a few summer lawn care tips. If you’re a beginner when it comes to yard work, read on to learn more.
One of the most important steps to growing a healthy, green lawn is to make sure it gets enough water. The standard rule of thumb for an established lawn is 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week. It is better to water less frequently, but long and deep, to promote healthy deep roots in the grass; this helps the grass tolerate extremes in heat and cold. Watering could be 20 to 40 minutes, 2 to 4 times per week, and should be done early in the morning.
2. Mow Frequently
Mowing your lawn helps maintain a neat, uniform appearance. A common mistake is to mow too short, which can stress and damage the grass. When mowing, never remove more than one-third of the total grass height, so that the plant can continue to grow properly. If your grass has gotten long, it’s better to take a little off the top and then mow again a few days later to reach the desired height. During peak growing season, this is especially important to help your lawn withstand the high temperatures of a Utah summer.
3. Feed Regularly
Another essential lawn care tip is that grass takes a lot of energy to grow, and needs continual feeding to thrive. There are four key times to feed your lawn to help it receive all the nutrients it needs. It’s easy to remember that you need to fertilize when these holidays occur: Mother’s Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Halloween. If you only feed your lawn once, let it be during late fall, which is when the grass stores energy for the following spring.
4. Weed Consistently
Pulling weeds from your lawn is an easy task to neglect, but don’t ignore it for too long. Letting a few weeds grow here and there may not seem like a big problem, but a few quickly multiply into many. The real issue is that if you neglect lawn care for too long, weeds will mature and seed. In very little time, some roots can grow extensive root systems that are extremely difficult to remove. Learn which weeds you have in your lawn so that you can properly remove them and disrupt their growing cycle.
5. Wait Patiently
Your lawn is not going to achieve golf course status overnight. It takes time and consistent care to achieve a lush, green lawn. Follow these tips and watch the results start to appear, and you’ll know you’re on the right track.
Contact Monarch Sod
If you’re ready to start putting these five lawn care tips into practice with a lawn of your own, give us a call today. We deliver and install in Lehi, American Fork, Saratoga Springs, Eagle Mountain, and all along the Wasatch Front.