Most folks in the northern tiers of states have raked and mowed a couple times and are starting to employ summer lawn care methods. This year has been exceptional for early starts on caring for lawns and gardens.
If you haven’t repaired the lawn from winter salt injury, it’s still a good time to repair the damaged grass areas. After a few spring rains or thorough soakings from the hose the soil should be receptive to seeding or sodding.
If seeding, use a grass seed mixture with a higher salt tolerance. Seeds such as Pucinella distans along with other traditional grasses are known to be more tolerant of salt. Fults and Salty are varieties of Pucinella distans and would be listed on the seed label of the container.
Our fertilizers and soil amendments will help keep your lawn healthy and thriving all through the summer months. Visit our site and see what’s available!
Basic things to note as you work your lawn this summer:
- Lawn Length: Around 3″ is good, longer is preferred. Length provides shade to keep roots cool and help keep out weeds.
- Watering The Grass: Most lawns can use 1″ of water a week. More if you want a lawn that is green and thick. Watering should be adequate to encourage deeper root growth so don’t water too lightly.
- Fertilizing: Lawns vary in need so check with experts if you’re unsure about how often to fertilize your particular lawn. Different fertilizers are made for different conditions and needs. Follow label instructions and watch your turf closely – the condition will tell you a lot about what it needs.
Where to get information and the right stuff? Eco Lawn & Garden is a good source of products and you can describe your lawn’s condition to us and we will lend our expertise and recommend a course of treatment.
Visit ecolawnandgarden.com to see the full assortment of fine lawn and garden care fertilizers, soil amendments, and other eco-friendly products.
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