Posted on: 22 June 2018Share
Every season of the year demands that you take different steps to keep your yard looking nice. During the early summer, you need to fertilize your lawn, put down additional grass seed, and make sure that your yard is getting the water that it needs.
1. Fertilize Your Lawn
The summer is when your lawn is actively growing. When your lawn is actively growing, you want to make sure that you are keeping your lawn well fertilized. This is the time of year when fertilizer is the most beneficial to your lawn. You should fertilize your lawn every six weeks or so throughout the summer. This will help keep your lawn looking lush and full all summer long. If you just want your lawn to look nice but not perfect, you can fertilize your lawn once this summer.
When you fertilize your lawn, you are going to want to apply a fertilizer that is rich in nitrogen to your yard. Most fertilizers have an N-P-K rating, which is the amount of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium contained in a fertilizer. You want a bag where the nitrogen number is the highest, the Phosphorus number is zero, and the potassium number is smaller than the nitrogen number, such as 25-0-10. Your garden center should be able to tell you the bet number fertilizer for your lawn and climate.
When you apply the fertilizer, go for a thick application to promote the best overall growth.
2. Apply Additional Grass Seeds
If you want your lawn to have nice and thick grass, it is a good idea to apply additional grass seed to your lawn. Find out what type of grass you have on your lawn in order to purchase the right grass seed. There are cool season grasses and warm season grasses. If you are not sure what type of grass is growing in your yard, a lawn professional will be able to identify the type of grass in your yard.
Applying grass seed will allow grass to sprout in sparsely covered areas and will make your grass thicker in other areas on your lawn.
3. Water Your Yard
During the summertime, watering your yard is really important. You should water your yard in the wee hours of the morning, even before the sun comes up. This will allow time for the water to soak into the ground without evaporating too quickly. Water your lawn deeply, so that its wet enough for the water to soak a couple of inches into the ground. When you water your lawn deeply, you don't have to water it every day; you can get away with watering your lawn every couple of days instead.
At the start of summer, you should fertilize your lawn with nitrogen-rich fertilizer, and fertilizer it again in six weeks or so. Put down some additional grass seed to fill in sparse areas and ensure that your grass grows in thick. Set up your sprinkler schedule so that your lawn is watered early and deeply in the morning a few days a week. For more information, contact your local lawn maintenance company.