Keeping your lawn in pristine condition all year round can be tough, especially during the heat of summer. Summer lawn maintenance will help you ensure that your lawn is getting the attention, nutrition, and hydration that it needs to stay healthy all summer long. Our lawns, trees, and plants go through a lot during the hot summer months, so a little attention goes a long way. These summer lawn care tips will help your lawn beat the heat and stay lush and healthy all year long.
The first step to ensuring your lawn stays healthy this summer is to set it up for success with smart summer irrigation. Summer lawn watering is crucial to make sure that your grass, trees, and landscaping have access to and are receiving the right amount of water at the right times. Having an irrigation system is one thing, but making sure you’re using your irrigation system properly is a game-changer.
Here at Alliance Landscaping, we know that watering your lawn is important during the hot summer months. That’s why we offer irrigation services, including: spring start-up, fall winterization, maintenance, and custom solutions.
Summer weed control, specifically crabgrass control, is next on the list for summer lawn care. Each year, lawns become inundated with the summer weed that’s the bane to homeowners everywhere: crabgrass. Crabgrass is a summer annual plant that begins germinating when the soil temperature reaches a consistent temperature of 55-60 degrees. You’ll see it start to sprout in driveways and the cracks in sidewalks, but they can quickly spread to your lawn. Once it starts growing, crabgrass is a tough weed to eliminate.
Effective crabgrass control begins with prevention and a great way to prevent lawn weeds is by using a pre-emergent herbicide. Crabgrass pre-emergent is an herbicide that is applied to the lawn before the soil temperatures reach 50 degrees to prevent seeds from germinating. Once weeds begin to pop up in your lawn, it’s time to invest in broadleaf weed control and other forms of post-emergent herbicides. At Alliance Landscaping, we use a selective formula that is able to be used to treat weeds that come up throughout your lawn without harming your grass.
While pre-emergent and post-emergent herbicides are effective weed control measures, there’s an even better way to keep weeds out of your lawn: keep your lawn healthy. Maintaining a healthy lawn with thick, luscious grass will eliminate much of the threat of weeds.
While perimeter pest control will protect your home from indoor pest infestations of carpenter ants, spiders, and other bugs, there are still a number of lawn damaging bugs that live outdoors. Summer insect control is an essential step to your summer lawn care.
Here in New Hampshire, chinch bugs and billbugs are a real problem and can cause massive amounts of damage to your lawn. Summer pests can quickly take over a lawn if left unchecked, making summer pest control a must. The wet spring combined with hot weather during the summer will also bring out the ticks. As the threat of Lyme disease continues to rise here in New Hampshire, it’s important to make your yard as inhospitable as possible to these dangerous pests.
At Alliance Landscaping, we provide comprehensive tick and insect control to ensure you’re protected from these dangerous pests.
If you want to give your lawn a boost, then overseeding services are for you. Choosing the ideal grass type for your New Hampshire lawn can be overwhelming if you aren’t familiar with grass types.
Do you have a shady yard or a sunny yard? What type of soil do you have? Is your soil sandy or full of clay? Certain types of grass will do better in certain situations. Here at Alliance Landscaping, we use a tri-blend of cool-season grass seeds to ensure that your lawn is lush. By combining Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, and perennial ryegrass, you will get the best resistance to pests, disease, heat, cold, and drought.
This list just scratches the surface of what needs to be done throughout the year. At Alliance Landscaping, we understand your time is precious. That’s why we provide a full range of lawn care programs to make your life easier. Whether you’re looking for lawn fertilization, pest control, or irrigation maintenance, Alliance Landscaping is committed to making your lawn the best it can be!
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