As we come near the end of another rainless and humid summer many of you may be looking at your yard wondering why it happened again. The stress from the heat has made your lawn look and feel like straw. When you walk on the lawn you may hear a crunching noise. Some may have experienced disease or chinch bug.
Regardless of what you may have experienced all lawns are salvageable. Just like your body and the motor in your vehicle, proper care can bring it all back. If you are a “do-it-yourselfer”, here are a few tips for you.
Always make sure you use the proper seed for your lawn. With all the different varieties it can be confusing to determine which is right for your lawn. Most important is to use a shade mix in shady areas. I’ve seen this so often.
Proper watering is extremely important too. Do not run your sprinklers as you would normally run them. You only want to moisten the soil, 3-4x’s a day for short run times.
Lastly, it is equally important to properly apply a starter fertilizer and maybe event some lime for the soil. Make sure all weeds are gone before you do this. If you follow these suggestions, you should have germination in 7-14 days.
If you are unsure about about any of these steps, let us know your questions on this blog. We’d be happy to assist you with your questions.