It is hard to believe that it is the end of June and we will be starting our Summer Service soon.   Before we start the service, there are some things we would like you to be aware of. July and August normally are the worst time for your lawn and landscape. The above-average temperatures, high humidity, normally below-average rainfall and sometime drought conditions make for tough growing conditions.

Set mowing height to 4 inches for regular size lawn and 4 to 4-1/2 inches for larger lawns.  Mowing at this height will reduce weeds, weed grasses and turf diseases.  Recycling or mulching clippings returns moisture and nutrients back to the soil, which will require less fertilizer and water.

Proper summer watering & fertilization keeps your lawn & garden looking great all summer long. Water is vital to a healthy lawn & garden in hot months. We recommend watering each lawn zone for 30 minutes every other morning. If you don’t have a sprinkler system & your lawn is going dormant don’t be alarmed. It is natural for lawns to lay dormant in hot months; your lawn is not dead! It just needs water!

Proper watering will reduce the stress to your lawn and landscape which enables the plants to naturally protect itself from insects, diseases and drought damage. It is worth noting that watering regularly this time of year may eliminate the need to reseed a lawn or replace a plant in the Fall, which would require extra water and is an additional expense.

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