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Lawn Maintenance Tips Part 1

Part one of a series on lawn maintenance explores some tips for summer.

Lawn Maintenance Tips for Summer

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In a lot of parts of the US, it is spring.  Arizona, however, operates under different rules.  One of the complaints that people have from other parts of the US is that Arizona lacks seasons, which isn’t true.  Arizona has seasons, however, they’re super-compressed seasons.  Arizona’s spring is pretty much from February to March.  Then our summer starts. So it is a good idea to know some lawn maintenance tips for summer.

First off, it is time to weed and feed.  Your grass isn’t the only thing growing in your lawn, weeds are growing as well.  Some species of weeds, particularly the woody variety are extremely hard to get rid of.  One of the best lawn maintenance tips we can offer you where weeds are concerned is to not pull them.  You want to spot spray them to kill them off.  The only time you can really pull weeds successfully is if your ground is thoroughly soaked.  Otherwise, when you pull weeds, you’re more than likely just pulling the top part off.  The reasons weeds thrive so well is that they can survive even if all of the above ground structures are gone.  They just need a small amount of roots and then they grow. In addition to weeding, you want to start to fertilize your lawn before it gets too hot.

Don’t Burn Your Lawn: Fertilize Now

If you want to avoid burning your lawn, you want to apply your fertilizer now while it is still temperate.  Otherwise, you are basically causing a chemical burn that will essentially kill your lawn off.

So remember, this is the time of year you want to fertilize your lawn and get rid of the weeds.  Our next article on lawn maintenance will cover when to mow and water your lawn.

This concludes part one of our series.  For more information on lawn maintenance tips, be sure to read part two and part three as well.

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600 W. Ray Rd. Suite B2
Chandler AZ 85225
(480) 420-0902
http://www.greenservpro.com

Lawn Care for Winter and Spring Part 2

Part two of a series on lawn care for winter and spring explores fertilizing and watering.

When Do I Water My Lawn in the Winter?

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Know How Much to Water your Lawn as Part of Lawn Care | 480-420-0902

We are often asked by some of our lawn care customers: “when do I water my lawn in the winter?”  Be aware that in the winter months, you do not want to water your lawn too much.  A good guideline to follow is actually based on the temperature outside.  A great many cities have water conservation guides that can give you a timetable of how much and when to water as well.

The warmer it is, the more you’re going to need to water your lawn.  When it is winter and spring however, cooler temperatures mean that water doesn’t evaporate as much.  This in turn means that you don’t water as much.  Water your lawn every ten days in the winter on the average.  Part of the answer is also based on your grass type.  When in doubt, call in a lawn care service for tips on when to water.  But what about fertilizing your lawn?

 

Do I Fertilize My Lawn in the Spring?

You want to fertilize your lawn in the late fall and in the early spring.  However, don’t let the season fool you.  When to fertilize is based on temperature.  You never want the external temperature to be above 85 degrees when you fertilize, particularly if you use chemical fertilizer, as this can cause a chemical reaction and thus burn your lawn.

Our next article will cover the great debate regarding fertilizers: synthetic or artificial.  Until then, if you need any lawn care tips, feel free to contact us.

This concludes part two of our series on lawn care for winter and spring. Be sure to read part one and part three as well.

Green ServPro LLC
600 W. Ray Rd. Suite B2
Chandler AZ 85225
(480) 420-0902
http://www.greenservpro.com