Summer is the perfect time to enjoy your outdoor spaces, but it also requires diligent care and maintenance to keep your property and lawn looking their best.
At Huskie’z Landscaping, we provide a comprehensive range of services, including lawn care, landscape installation, and lawn fertilizing, to help you maintain a healthy and beautiful yard in Salt Lake City, UT.
1. Mowing and Lawn Care
Regular mowing is crucial for maintaining a healthy and lush lawn during the summer months. It’s essential to cut your grass at the appropriate height, typically between 2.5 to 3 inches, to promote optimal growth and prevent weeds. Additionally, make sure to sharpen your mower blades and change the mowing direction each time to avoid soil compaction and encourage even growth.
2. Watering and Irrigation
Proper watering is vital to keep your lawn hydrated and healthy during the hot summer months. It’s best to water your lawn early in the morning or late in the evening to minimize evaporation and ensure the water reaches the roots. Aim for deep, infrequent watering – about 1 to 1.5 inches per week – to encourage deep root growth and improve drought tolerance.
3. Fertilizing and Soil Amendments
Summer is an excellent time to apply fertilizer to your lawn to promote growth and maintain its vibrant green color. Use a slow-release granular fertilizer to provide consistent nutrients throughout the season. Additionally, consider adding soil amendments, such as compost or organic matter, to improve soil structure and fertility.
4. Weed Control and Pest Management
Weeds and pests can quickly take over your lawn and garden if not properly managed. Regularly inspect your property for signs of invasive plants and insects, and take prompt action to remove them. Use a combination of manual weeding, pre-emergent herbicides, and targeted pesticide applications to keep your lawn and landscape healthy and free from unwanted invaders.