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Tips & Advice

Mowing Heights - If uncared for, Southern summers can ruin your lawn. The dry heat can quickly turn lush green lawns dry and

brown. With the summer warmth also comes summer intruders including weeds, insects, moles, and various other pests. So what

preventative and maintenance measures can you take to ensure that your lawn is beautiful and inviting all summer long?

 

Summer Watering Tips - Grass depends on 3 main factors to grow and flourish: Soil, Sunlight, and Water. During the warm June,

July, & August months, your lawn will be getting plenty of soil and sunlight. So it’s up to you to provide the water.

 

A timed sprinkler system is ideal, but not everyone has a water management system readily available. Not to mention some areas

have strict water conservation ordinances. If a sprinkler system is not an option, then manual watering is the next best choice.

 

Water your lawn deeply and infrequently, as to not over water. We also recommend watering lawns early in the day, to prepare them

for the intense midmorning and afternoon heat.

 

Insects, Moles, Grubs, & Other Pests - While insects and small rodents are perfectly natural within a healthy lawn, they can also be

a nuisance when trying to maintain the overall beauty of the grass and shrubbery. It is important to try not to remove every living

creature inside your yard. Insects are beneficial and necessary, so don’t attempt a complete eradication.

 

Applying a mild insecticide in late June or early July will help control many common insects such as beetle grubs, European Chafers,

and Japanese Beetles. A mild insecticide is best because it will usually not cause much harm to the beneficial insects throughout

your lawn.

 

Weeds & Crabgrass - Removing the weeds and crabgrass from your lawn can change an average lawn with patchy grass spots into

a beautiful, lush field of healthy green grass. So what is the best way to remove weeds and crabgrass from your lawn?

 

Well you could handpick them, being sure to remove the roots as well as the exposed stems. But this method is usually a bit

tedious, time-consuming, and backbreaking for the average homeowner. We recommend using high quality herbicides and weed

killers. These are usually sold over the counter, and can easily be applied to weedy areas via a spray bottle. This method will not be

very effective for lawns which have more weeds than grass, but can help against small patches of weeds or invasive crabgrass.

 

March Lawn Care Suggestions - from Pro-Lawn Landscaping Contractors With March's warm(er) Mississippi weather, comes the

early bird lawn gurus, who want to get a jumpstart on beautifying their lawn for the spring and summer months. So what are the best

dos and don'ts for your lawn's early spring startup?

 

Test Your Lawn's pH – Professionally testing your lawn's pH every 2-3 years will give you a good idea of which minerals (and how

much of each) is best for your individual lawn. Pro-Lawn Landscaping Professionals can test your lawn, and advise you as to what is

best.

 

Apply Lime in Early Spring Months – Depending on your soils, pH, you may need no lime, a small amount, or a great deal in order

to maximize the spring growth.

 

Do Not Over–fertilize – Many homeowners tend to throw down way too much fertilizer at the first sign of green grass growth. In

reality the best thing to do is to apply a light amount of fertilizer in early spring, and then apply a larger dose a bit later in the season,

after the initial growth rush.

 

Reseed & Water Thoroughly – As part of the spring startup process, dead or damaged grass patches should be reseeded in early

March or April. The most important thing to do is to provide newly developing seeds with enough water for proper growth and

development. Developing seeds, especially early in the season, need plenty of water. See "April Showers Bring May Flowers".

 

Choose the Right Grass Type for Your Lawn & Climate – There are over 9,000 species of grasses, so choosing the right one for

your lawn may not be quite as simple as you think. Pro-Lawn Landscaping Improvement Specialists will take into consideration your

lawn's specific needs, and recommend the best possible choice for you.

 

Do Not Mow Too Short – Grass will grow best at approximately two inches and higher, so keep it a minimum of this height during

the first few cuts in spring.

 

March is Too Early For Insect Control – Most insect's life cycles have not yet started in March, as the weather is still relatively

unpredictable, and is often simply too cold for insects to survive. The vast majority of insect control tasks can wait a bit later, until the

April and May months. But once you start to see those annoying insects in your lawn and garden, you will want to give Pro- Lawn

Landscaping a call, and let us take care of the pest problems.

 

 

Does this sound like too much yardwork? All of these tedious tasks can be done for you with one simple phone call. Pro-Lawn Landscape Contractors &

Lawn care Professionals specialize in creating beautiful green lawns year round. Contact the lawn care professionals at Pro-Lawn Landscaping today to

learn about the many Southern summer lawn care services offered by Pro-Lawn Landscaping!