Landcare news and tips
August is coming to a close and many lawns in DFW are struggling to stay healthy under the scorching Texas sun. The lush, green grass you may have seen in the middle of springtime, may have started showing signs of turning brown and drying out. However, there are some ways to ensure your grass stays green well into the fall months.
When we experience extreme heat in DFW, as we have recently, mowing your lawn may be the last thing that you want to do or pay someone else to do. However, it’s exactly during those times that it’s important to keep your lawn mowed on a regular basis. Keep in mind though, that how you mow is just as important as how frequently you mow. Keep the grass a little longer in length during the summer heat than you may have in other seasons. Leaving it too short can dry out the soil and burn the roots.
Summertime calls for more frequent and longer periods of watering to ensure good hydration. Early morning watering is best and some more, light watering in the evening is okay if drought conditions are present. However, too much watering at night can encourage fungus growth. Avoid watering in the afternoon when the sun is the hottest as the water will just evaporate quickly. For more watering tips, check out our blogs about watering apps and saving money while keeping your lawn watered.
Reseed your lawn as needed to promote new growth and keep out weeds, then follow up with fertilizing to make sure your lawn has the nutrients needed to begin and maintain growth. Fertilizer helps your grass create a deeper roots system so it can survive more extreme weather conditions. This will ensure your lawn stays green longer, but the correct fertilizer for your type of grass is required for optimum results.
If a lush, green lawn is important to you throughout the year, but the idea of doing it yourself doesn’t sound appealing, All Seasons Landcare has the professionals who take pride in addressing all of your lawn care needs. The All Seasons Landcare team has been helping people with lawn care throughout the DFW area for years. From lawn maintenance in Fort Worth to tree trimming in Keller and landscape design in Southlake, All Seasons Landcare has many highly satisfied customers who enjoy the high quality of service that All Seasons provides. Give us a call today!
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Besides mowing, some lawn maintenance companies will help with landscape design and installation as well as other areas such as stonework, and fence repair. A great company, like All Seasons Landcare, will do all of that and more to ensure your lawn care needs are being met consistently.
True professionals are trained to recognize factors that can affect the quality of your lawn before a bigger problem develops. This is important because being proactive with lawn care can save you lots of time and money in the long run. A professional trained in lawn care and maintenance will know how to address potential problems based on where you live as well as the type of soil and grass that you have. However, no matter where you live, three general factors that can have a big impact on your yard are water, weather, and pests and they are all interrelated to some degree.
Not having proper irrigation or drainage for your yard can cause damage quickly.
Over watering can prevent oxygen from reaching the roots of the grass stunting its growth and increasing the risk for weeds that can thrive in areas too wet for grass growth. Too much water also promotes fungus and can result in unsightly mushrooms popping up throughout your yard. On the other hand, not watering enough can result in brown spots. Although grass can lie dormant for several weeks, if left unwatered for too long, it will eventually die and new grass will need to be planted.
Many areas of the country experience different seasons of the year and lawn care should be adjusted based on the season. Most people know that weather conditions such as heat and drought or excessive rainfall can adversely affect a lawn. However, other conditions such as consistent wind in dry, arid areas or high humidity in others can wreak havoc as well. Wind can cause sprinkler systems to malfunction by causing over watering in some areas and under watering in others. Wind can also cause soil erosion and can stunt plant growth. High humidity, in others areas, can encourage fungus and mold growth.
Pests are attracted to grass and plants for many different reasons. Over watered lawns can provide an attractive habitat for insects by lowering the effectiveness of insecticides. Everything from grasshoppers to gophers can cause significant damage to your yard. Also, ants and anthills aren’t necessarily harmful to grass, but they aren’t attractive and can harm you or your pet. Once an anthill emerges, if it’s not addressed quickly several others may follow.
When it comes to managing your yard, water, weather, and pests are all in a day’s work for knowledgeable lawn care professionals. They know what to look for and can prevent a problem before any significant damage can occur.
If you are in the mid-Cities of Hurst, Euless, and Bedford or in other areas such as North Fort Worth, Keller, Southlake, and Colleyville, All Seasons Landcare has the expertise to manage your lawn to keep it healthy and looking great throughout the year.
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