How to Create a Year-long Plan for Lawn Care in Benicia
At Shamrock Landscape, our goal with every customer is to create and facilitate a year-long lawn care plan for our customers in the Benicia, Vallejo, and American Canyon. A lawn care plan that keeps their lawn healthy over weeks, months, and years. With that in mind, we came upon an article we would like to share with our readers – with minor location adaptions. The original content was originally published here.
Key Steps For Spring
“As soon as your grass starts growing, start mowing – with a focus on mowing a little bit shorter than the recommended height, at least the first time out. We recommend bagging the clippings, as this will minimize the chances of a winter-related fungal disease.
Promptly repair any bare spots, i.e. those created by drought, wildlife, or pets.
Seed (or overseed) to achieve rapid germination and thick, healthy growth during the lawn’s active springtime growth period.
Key Steps For Summer
Use the weather to guide the frequency at which you water the lawn. In order to remain green and vibrant, most lawns require 1 – 1 ¼ inch of water per week.
When the summer sun is at its hottest, i.e. mid-July to mid-August, keep your grass mowed to a length that’s 1 – 1 ½ inch higher than normal. Doing this will slow evaporation, promote deeper root growth, and provide shade for the grassroots.
Every 4 – 8 weeks during the summer, fertilize the lawn and plan for the final fertilization to occur at least 6 – 8 weeks before the first frost arrives.
Key Steps For Fall
Fall is the ideal time for seeding/overseeding that helps repair, thicken, and strengthen your lawn in anticipation of winter.
Keep up on your leaf-raking duties so your lawn grasses get the consistent sun and air they need.
Aerate and detach your lawn. This accelerates recovery and rejuvenation.
If broadleaf weeds are present, treat them with safe, post-emergent herbicides in order to incapacitate them over the winter.
Key Steps For Winter
One of our most important wintertime lawn care services is the sharpening and cleaning of various mowers and tools, in anticipation of spring. Getting a head start on this task makes springtime lawn care easier, and lessens the risk of grass damage and disease.
With the unpredictability of the weather these days, it’s a good idea to make a periodic sweep of your lawn and remove any debris, stones, etc. so it’s in good shape should spring arrive early.
Minimize lawn traffic, since repetitive walking over the same spot can weaken even the strongest grass. To this end, it helps to keep your driveway, walkways, and sidewalks clear of snow so these paths are always preferable to cutting across the lawn.”
A beautiful lush lawn is a joy to behold and a source of happiness for the entire family. It will draw your family members outdoors to play and enjoy, an important aspect, especially in Covid-19 lock-down times.
Contact Us Today For a Comprehensive, Personalized Lawn Care Plan
We’ve covered some of the most important year-round lawn care steps, but there are many other steps that comprise exceptional residential or commercial lawn care. Contact the agricultural experts at Shamrock Landscape and we’ll personalize a year-long plan that perfectly suits your needs.