As thunderstorms, heat, and humidity radiate throughout the state, Marylanders must figure out how to keep themselves cool, dry, and comfortable. Homeowners face many challenges during the summer season, particularly where lawn care is concerned. Just one sweltering summer day can turn already stressed plants brown and crisp, while overwatering and excessive rain can lead to fungal infections and other ailments. Thankfully, with a bit of work and materials from Lehnhoff’s Supply, cultivating and maintaining a green lawn is possible. If you’re a Maryland homeowner, keep these lawn care tips in mind throughout the month of July and visit Lehnhoff’s Supply for high-quality landscaping materials!
A Watering Regimen is Critical During the Summer
While Maryland may not be drought-prone like California or Arizona, our state does have its fair share of hot days that can put stress on cool-season grasses. Aim to water your lawn during 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, including the grass species, weather conditions, and drainage on your property.
Homeowners Should Watch for Common Lawn Ailments and Pests
Insufficient watering leads to crisp, brown, dying grass. However, overwatering can also have its drawbacks. Homeowners should watch for common lawn ailments and pests throughout the month of July, and adjustments to your watering regimen or other measures 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 (or better yet, following a preventative maintenance routine each year) can help homeowners ensure that their lawn grows back healthy in the spring.
Consider Overseeding in the Fall
Although the fall is still quite a long way away, Maryland homeowners should keep an eye on lawn health and consider overseeding come autumn. Overseeding can help homeowners fill out their lawns and provide much-needed competition for unwanted weeds, and fall is the right time to do it. Lehnhoff’s Supply is proud to offer all kinds 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 best prepare your landscape or garden for summer, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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