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July 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 dry May and a remarkably wet June we are back to a normal 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 rain brought lawns back from an early dormancy but in many lawns the pendulum swung a bit too far from too dry to too wet. People kept asking, “Jon, with all this rain why are there brown spots on my lawn?” Most people associate brown lawns with dry weather but this can also be the symptom of “brown patch” fungus which thrives during damp humid conditions and can create unsightly brown patches (hence the name!) in your lawn. Fungicides are a preventative measure to keep brown patch out and grass healthy.
As expected the pendulum is swinging back to too dry and 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 the aforementioned 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 weak, shallow rooting which is not ideal.
July is also the time to be on the offensive against the lawn grub. Grubs are the larvae of the Japanese beetle and are now coming to the surface of your lawn and feeding on your grass roots damaging and killing sections of your lawn. And if this weren't bad enough, moles and other critters will dig your lawn up looking to eat these grubs! If you kill the grubs then no root eating occurs and the critters will go elsewhere to feed. A Lawn Health program offers grub treatment with the July fertilizer application allowing you to get ahead of the grub problem in your lawn so you can enjoy your healthy grass and lawn.
One final tip for July 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.
Find out how all of our Lawn Care Services work together to get you a healthy and great looking lawn in July and all year long. For a customized service schedule or a free consultation and quote Contact Jon at Jon’s Lawns of Annapolis anytime.