Some Summer Landscaping Tips

July 23, 2019 Published by Leave your thoughts

Summer is the season for living life outdoors as much as possible. You may be having barbecues and pool parties, or at least spending some cool evening hours outdoors enjoying your back porch or patio. Whatever your lifestyle, enjoying your property comes with some upkeep to your yard. If you’re looking for ways to improve your summer landscaping in Chazy, NY at your home, check out the following tips for the most aesthetically pleasing lawns, gardens and landscapes:

  • Keep your mowing schedule: If you do nothing more complex in terms of your summer landscaping in Chazy, NY, the most important thing you can do for your lawn’s appearance, as well as its health, is mow regularly. Develop a regular mowing schedule. We recommend at least once a week, but many people will mow two or more times per week depending on their desired growth rate and height. At the beginning of the summer, mow your lawn on the highest setting, then reduce it as the summer progresses to prevent brown spots. Be sure not to cut it too short, though, as the grass needs to be a certain height to avoid drought.
  • Water at the right time: Did you know there is a right and a wrong time to water your lawn for optimal summer landscaping in Chazy, NY? You want to avoid watering during the hottest parts of the day, because the water will evaporate too quickly, before it can reach the plant’s roots. Plus, many plants go dormant during the hottest hours. You also want to avoid watering in the evening, as the lawn will stay moist during the nighttime and may contribute to weed growth. The best time to water is early morning, so set your sprinklers to automatically water at this time.
  • Eliminate weeds and pests: Keep an eye out for pest invaders in your lawn. Anything from weeds to grubs, webworms, chinch bugs and more can pose a threat to the health of your lawn and garden. With weeds, pull them as soon as you see them, and spray herbicide on the spots where they were found to grow. If you allow weeds to grow, they can become invasive and problematic very quickly. If you notice bugs or pests, research the proper treatment for your lawn and eliminate them as soon as possible.
  • Fertilize: Fertilization is just as important to your lawn and garden as mowing and watering. Different types of grass and plants have different nutrient needs that may not be getting met in the scorching summer heat and dry weather. However, over-fertilizing could have detrimental effects on your lawn, so follow proper protocol. We recommend a slow-release fertilizer with a low nitrogen content to avoid burning the grass.

Rand Hill Lawns, Inc. is your go-to source for lawn care and summer landscaping in Chazy, NY. We handle general lawn care maintenance and complete landscaping, excavating, paving, fertilizing and more. If you’re interested in keeping your property looking its best and making the most of your lawn this summer, call us today to learn more!

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