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You may be in "back to school" mode now, weaving through store aisles and checking off items on your child's school supply list.
But are there any items on your lawn care and backyard to-do list that haven't gotten taken care of yet?
Are you thinking ahead to what needs to be done on your property this fall?
Maybe you don't know that there are things that should be done in the late summer and early fall.
Don't worry if you're not aware, we're all juggling a million things in life and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Here's a link to a helpful article by Better Homes & Gardens specifically about lawn care for the Midwest.
Some of the topics they suggest are listed below, but be sure to visit their site to get the full scoop:
For summer, depending on the heat and how dry it is, they say that you may only need to cut your lawn every two to three weeks--you want it to be about three inches high.
They offer some tips about letting your grass go dormant during dry periods--it will turn brown, but it won't die--in an effort to keep down the cost of your water bill. If you don't like the idea of a brown lawn, they offer some suggestions on drought-tolerant grass types and other tips.
There are several things to think about in the fall, which we'll touch on next month, but once the temperature drops to regularly staying below 75 degrees, it's a great time to "overseed." Overseeding is when you plant grass seed into your existing lawn. It's a great way to patch bare spots, increase your lawn's density, and it will enhance the color of your lawn.
Aeration is another thing to plan on doing when the temperature gets cooler, but we'll touch on that next time.
If you need assistance with any of these services, or anything else on your property, please don't hesitate to give us a call. We're always happy to talk or come out and give you a free, no obligation estimate.