Summer has nearly come to its end which means you may think that lawn care season is almost over as well. However, regardless of how your lawn had treated you during the warm months, you should know that it is not too late to save your grass. Whether you dealt with dry spells, wildlife infestation, heat, or foot traffic, there is still hope for a lush lawn if you act now. In fact, the end of summer if the perfect time to breathe a little life into a lawn that is not exactly impressive. In this post, we will provide you with some tips so that you can get your lawn back into the best shape possible. Continue reading below to learn more.
The Benefits of Late Summer Lawn Repair
After your lawn becomes dormant in the summer, your grass reawakens when the days begin to shorten. As the soil temperatures decrease and natural rainfall increases, the roots of your grass will begin to grow once again. This means it is the best time of year to promote regrowth of your grass through a number of different processes like fertilization, frequent mowing, re-seeding, watering, and weed control. The following steps should be taken if you want to help your grass out at this time of the year.
If you have noticed that there are brown spots in your lawn or that the grass has begun to thin, now is the time to take care of these areas by reseeding. Since the temperatures are cooler during late August and all of September, you can help to promote growth much more now than you would have been able to in the hotter months.
Don’t Forget to Fertilize
In order to maximize your how much of your grass is green and also prepare your lawn for winter, you’re going to have to fertilize before the season ends. Make sure that you wait until after Labor Day to do so in order to give your grass enough time to recover from summer stress.
You will want to start by dethatching any area that has clumps of dead grass, Then you will apply about one point of nitrogen fertilizer to them to promote grass recovery so that new growth can begin throughout October and November.
Watch How Much You Are Watering
As summer ends and we enter into fall, you will need to keep a close eye on how much rain your lawn is getting and adjust your watering schedule accordingly. We would suggest that you just adjust your watering time to water your lawn less frequently than it did in the summer months. When in doubt, measure how much water your grass is getting by placing a plastic container in the lawn so that you can measure the amount of natural rainfall in your area.
Contact the Lawn Care Experts
If you have already done all you can to help your lawn this summer and you are still struggling, don’t hesitate to ask for some help from the professionals. At Impeccable Landscapes, we know how to treat your Spokane lawn so that you can get the most out of it before winter and thereafter. Contact us today for more information about how we can help you and your grass!