All the Lawn Maintenance Tips You Need
Keep Your Turf in Top Shape
Keeping your turf in excellent shape all year is no easy task. Especially if you live in a very hot climate, it may seem impossible to maintain a beautiful green landscape during all months. Fortunately, Lawn Pride can offer top-notch tips for lawn maintenance. Whether you're hoping to utilize water more efficiently or minimize plant diseases, our expert team can help. Our lawn care tips apply to homeowners in all areas of the U.S. and can be adapted to your unique needs. Learn more about how to properly care for your turf.
Lawn Maintenance Tips
Approaches to Watering
It's a no-brainer that most plants and grasses need water to survive. But did you know that you can have too much of a good thing? Striking a balance between over- and under-watering is crucial to the health of your landscape. Our team will get the details about your lawn and recommend the best approach to proper watering.
Caring for Your Lawn With Best Mowing Practices
Mowing is more than just a weekly chore! When you take an informed approach to mowing your lawn, you're setting your turf up to look beautiful for weeks to come. We recommend mowing most lawns to about 3.5 to 4 inches to maximize root growth and drought tolerance. Whenever possible, you should mow during the coolest part of the way and put off the job if the grass is still wet. Lawn Pride is proud to offer a wealth of mowing tips!
Encourage Plant Growth With Fertilization Techniques
Are you hoping to grow a garden this year? Perhaps you're just aiming for the greenest turf on the street. No matter the case for you, we have plenty of expert lawn care tips involving fertilization. We'll walk you through the process of fertilizing during the spring and winterizing your turf as the cold sets in. Before you know it, you'll be taking advantage of all these benefits:
- Reduced weed growth
- Fewer pests
- Improved disease resistance
- Enhanced grass growth
- Healthier soil and less runoff
We have an essential tool to assist you in your lawn care efforts. While we work our magic with our exclusive applications, our Central Indiana Turf Tips Guide will be your go-to guide for seasonal lawn maintenance.
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Hang this Printable Turf Tips Guide on your refrigerator! You don’t want to miss these important turf tips for keeping your lawn healthy and green.
Lawn Maintenance Tips for All Seasons
Depending on where you live, you may need to change how you maintain your lawn with the seasons. But not to worry, Lawn Pride can help you hone your lawn care process for each phase of the year. Here are the basics on tailoring law maintenance for each season:
Spring is prime time for weed growth and grub infestations. Be sure to take weed prevention steps and contact the Lawn Pride team at the first sign of grubs, beetles, or fungus. Keep your lawn looking fresh overall by mowing about once a week.
As temperatures increase, so do your turf's water needs. Aim to water in the early morning hours at least twice a week. Keep up with regular mowing, and be sure to leave the grass clippings behind to nourish the soil. You may also want to invest in a weed eater or lawn applications.
Fall is the best time for aerating and seeding. If you live in a temperate climate, the new seed won't have to fight off pesky weed growth during the fall months. Whenever possible, don't rake leaves or bag grass. These are excellent forms of nutrients for the soil.
If you live in a region with snowy winters, Lawn Pride can help you prepare your lawn for a deep freeze. Consider applying a winterizing application to keep your turf nourished during the cold, dry months. It's also a good idea to look for the signs of snow mold—a fungal lawn disease that causes gray and pink patches across a landscape. If you suspect snow mold, talk to the Lawn Pride team about mitigation efforts.
Protect Your Lawn From Weeds and Pests
Weeds, insects, and plant diseases can leave you with a shoddy yard and lots of repair work ahead of you. Thankfully, Lawn Pride can help you avoid damage from pesky critters and weed growth. Depending on where you live, you may need specialized herbicides to eliminate weeds or treatments to quell diseases. Learn more about common turf pests:
No matter where you live, weeds are a reality. It's important to recognize weeds when they sprout and take steps to eliminate them before they spread across your landscape. Some of the most common weeds in temperate climates include:
- Ground Ivy
Fungi and Diseases
Lawn fungus can ruin all your hard work to keep your lawn in top shape. There's a wide variety of fungal infestations to watch out for, many of which particularly thrive during a hot, humid summer. Common lawn fungi include:
- Red Thread
- Dollar Spot
- Brown Patch
- Summer Patch
- Leaf Spot
Grubs are the larvae of beetles that, once hatched, can seriously damage your lawn. While they may seem harmless, grubs snack on roots and ruin your lawn from the ground up. Fortunately, Lawn Pride offers several grub prevention applications to protect your turf.
Pets Can Wreak Havoc on a Landscape
Your pup is part of the family, but that doesn't mean he won't wreak havoc on your lawn, given the chance! If you have pets running about, be sure to aerate and reseed the lawn regularly. Every time nature calls, neutralize the spot by pouring water over it. Doing this quickly will dilute the urine and protect the grass. When you get a new furry friend, don't forget to train them to go in different areas every time. Our pet care lawn tips will ensure your lawn (and pets) stay healthy.
Need More Lawn Care Tips?
Lawn maintenance tips will look a little different depending on where you live and the size of your landscape. But no matter the task, rest assured that Lawn Pride can help. We serve customers across the U.S. with exceptional lawn care services. Click to call to speak with one of our representatives.