In mid-summer, fertilizer should be applied to your lawn to maintain lawn color and health throughout the extreme heat of summer. With adequate watering or rainfall, your lawn color will improve within 2 weeks.
You should also continue to spot treat any broadleaf weeds present. After spot treating, weeds should curl up within 2 days and slowly decline.
Mid-summer is also a good time to apply preventive grub control again. Grubs feast on the roots of your grass and can result in dead patches of grass on your lawn. At Gardenin' Angels, we use and recommend MERIT Grub control, as it's the #1 insecticide in the turf market.
After fertilizer and treating your lawn for weeds and grubs, avoid mowing in the following days. Also, avoid watering for 2 - 4 hours if weeds are present. You will want to water in the fertilizer within 7 days if it does not rain.
Proper mowing and watering are critically important to maintaining a beautiful lawn through summer. Mowing height should be increased to 3” during warmer months. The lawn should be mowed frequently enough so that only 1/3 of the leaf blade is being cut off at one time.
You should be watering your lawn regularly now unless you have very shaded turf. Frequency and quantity of watering needed will depend on rainfall frequency and your lawn’s grass type and soil composition.
If you have any questions or concerns about your lawn, call us at 774-284-1171.
Rodrigo Dos Anjos