As thunderstorms, heat, and humidity radiate throughout Maryland, homeowners face many challenges during the summer, particularly with lawn care. A sweltering summer day can turn stressed plants brown and crisp, while excessive rain can cause fungal infections and other ailments. Thankfully, your landscape only has to endure this heat for a month and a half more until the cooler fall weather arrives. If you’re a Maryland homeowner, keep these lawn care tips in mind throughout August and visit Lehnhoff’s Supply for high-quality landscaping materials!
Check for Common Lawn Diseases
Insufficient watering causes crisp, brown, dying grass. However, overwatering can also have its drawbacks. Homeowners should watch for common lawn ailments and pests throughout the month of August. Adjusting your watering regimen may be necessary. Look for brown patches that stay brown despite regular watering, as these may be signs of a fungal infection or grub infestation. Addressing these problems early can help homeowners ensure their lawn grows back healthy in the spring.
Adjust Your Watering Schedule
While Maryland may not be drought-prone like other parts of the country, our state has its fair share of hot days that can stress cool-season grasses. Aim to water your lawn during the early morning; this allows water to sink into the soil and get absorbed by your plants, with excess on the leaves evaporating throughout the day. The amount of water your grass needs will depend on a few factors, such as the grass species, weather conditions, and landscape drainage on your property.
Add Mulch to Your Garden
If you have areas in your plant beds with bare soil, make sure to cover it with mulch. Mulch helps keep the soil cooler and increases moisture retention. It also provides a fresh, clean look to the landscape and reduces weed growth. Make sure to lay the mulch at a depth of 2 to 3 inches. Also, keep the mulch away from the plant stems and tree trunks to prevent root rot.
Consider Overseeding Your Lawn
Although fall is still a month away, Maryland homeowners should keep an eye on lawn health and consider overseeding come autumn. Overseeding can help fill out your lawn and provide much-needed competition for unwanted weeds. Lehnhoff’s Supply offers a variety of crucial lawn maintenance supplies, including grass seed, straw, and soil.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to keep your landscape or garden in great shape for the end of summer and beginning of fall, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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