As spring has arrived, and gone, the grass has turned green and has started to grow exponentially. As the sun and precipitation continue to cycle, this process will only continue to speed up. Here in the Midwest, we are blessed (some would argue) with warm weather, humid air, and a good mix of rain. As a homeowner, it is important to understand what exactly your lawn needs are, and what benefits certain services will do for them. These tips should give you a head start, and as always, if you want someone to save you the time, hassle, and research, give us a call at VOSS!
These two words, “Mow,” and “Regularly,” when used in the same sentence, can be very intimidating and stressful to a homeowner. In the peak of summer, when we are receiving a good amount of rain, and consistent sun, the grass just seems to never stop growing. The problem is, if you let the grass grow too long, it will overheat and steadily start to die. Mowing regularly, and at the proper height for your grass type, will benefit the health of your grass, and keep your lawn looking sharp to you and your neighbors.
This is often a step that people tend to skip, as they think the rain and the healthy amount of sun in Missouri keep the grass healthy and growing. Fertilizing your yard while the grass is beginning to grow can help the roots grow deeper, help the color of the grass, and give the grass the nutrients it needs to continue to be healthy. Fertilizing the yard can also ensure that your yard is a play –friendly lawn, free for people to enjoy the barefoot sensations of healthy grass.
Water The Proper Amount
Do you know how much water your lawn needs, at what times it needs it, and how that amount changes as the summer and seasons progress? Educating yourself is key in maintaining a healthy yard, especially through the drastic changes in weather experienced in the Midwest. Not watering your lawn enough can cause the grass to die, as it will be burnt out from the intense sun, and the shrinking roots searching for water on the surface. Overwatering your lawn can likewise cause the grass to be oversaturated and bake out in the sun, especially if we receive a heavy week of precipitation and high temperatures. Make sure you know your grass type and the proper amount of water it needs.
These three tips are the very basic essentials to maintaining a healthy lawn. If you execute well on these three, you will be setting your lawn up for a healthy summer. On top of these tips, it is very important to pay attention to your other landscaping fixtures. Keep the trees healthy by trimming and pruning them properly, and removing dead leaves.
Aside from plant structures, applying new mulch and building new structures could be exactly what you are looking for to make your neighbors take a second look when they drive by.
At VOSS, we can take care of all of these things for you. Whether it is a one-time mulching service or a routine mowing schedule, we would love to provide you with professional lawn care. We are here to eliminate the stress of yard maintenance to our neighbors in the Columbia area this summer, so give us a call!