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August 2014: Lawn Care tips for Annapolis, Maryland.
We are right in the thick of summer now, Annapolis. And by thick I mean the heat and humidity! Get outside and enjoy the town and your lawn when you can and when a recent thunderstorm breaks the humidity for us.
As the weather becomes hotter this August, with longer stretches of heat waves, you may notice a change in your lawn. Hot and dry conditions may cause your grass to turn brown. In cool-season grasses common in Annapolis such as fescues and Kentucky blue grasses, this is dormancy and NOT the death of your grass. Your grass will turn brown and remain dormant until more water is available and then it will return to green. If you would like to prevent this from occurring, you will need to do make sure that your lawn has water. Irrigation systems, sprinklers and hoses will all do the trick, as well as some thunder showers. Two important tips when watering your lawn:
1) Water in the MORNING - This allows your lawn to have water during the hottest parts of the day. Furthermore a wet lawn in the dark of night is breeding grounds for lawn fungi such as brown patch.
2) Water DEEP - A long, deep soaking every other day is better than a short, shallow drink every day. This encourages the grass roots to grow deep where they will be able to find more water on their own. Shallow watering encourage shallow rooting which is not ideal.
One final tip for August is to start letting your lawn grow a bit longer. The extra grass blade length will give your lawn more shade for its crown and roots and because the blade makes the food for the grass, more length equals more strength in general. Mowing height determines grass length and the ideal situation for your lawn is always considered by the Jon's Lawns Mowing Service.
The end of August also marks the time of year to start the Lawn Rejuvenation process. All the wear and tear that your lawn has undergone throughout the year from foot traffic, weeds and drought can now be repaired. Aeration and seeding are the places to start. Then depending on the state of your turf and soil, de-thatching and top-dressing may be recommended.
Find out how all of our Lawn Care Services work together to get you a healthy and great looking lawn in August and all year long. For a customized service schedule or a free consultation and quote Contact Jon at Jon’s Lawns of Annapolis anytime.