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August 2015: 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 especially when an evening thunderstorm breaks the humidity for us.
After a very dry May and a remarkably wet June, this July and August have returned to a normal, dry Annapolis summer weather pattern where the most rain we can hope for is "a chance of thunderstorms" that never quite seem to materialize. June's frequent rains brought lawns back from an early dormancy but in many lawns the pendulum swung a bit too far from too dry to too wet and now it has swung back to dry. During this dry spell you should be prepared to get some water into your lawn if you want it to stay green this summer. 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 natural water on their own. Shallow watering encourage shallow rooting which is not ideal.
If your lawn had a rough go of it this summer or you are interested in strengthening your lawn for 2016, this is the time to start planning your Lawn Rejuvenation program for the fall. Mid-August through October Jon's Lawns will be aerating lawns, fertilizing, over-seeding and seeding for repairs. This can fix any issues that may have developed this year and set your lawn up to start 2016 strong and healthy. Of course we will choose the ideal premium seed blend for your lawn and growing conditions.
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. As little as a half inch increase can make a noticeable difference in color and health. Mowing height determines grass length and the ideal situation for your lawn is always considered by the Jon's Lawns Mowing Service.
Find out how all of our Lawn Care Services work together to get you a healthy and great looking lawn this 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.