This time of year the weather is blazing hot and many of you are about to give up on your lawn care for the season. I understand that feeling believe it or not.
I believe it because you are tired of mowing, watering, trimming, fertilizing and whatever other chores your turf requires. You are at the end of the summer and you really want to try and enjoy that last few days before the cold weather rushes in.
But let me encourage you to press on and work hard until the end; it will pay off.
Right now, I need you to plan on fertilizing your lawn this weekend. Use a solid organic lawn fertilizer such as Milorganite or Ringer that will release nitrogen and some phosphorus slowly into the soil. This slow-feed will encourage the lawn to strengthen its root system heading into fall.
In addition, don’t stop watering no matter how high that water bill gets! Your grass needs sufficient moisture to stay healthy and green during these stressful end of summer months.
Finally, and most importantly, don’t slack on your cutting. It is very tempting to let the lawn grow longer than normal this time of year, but keep in mind, cutting too much of the grass blade off during periods of heat and drought can stress the lawn into early dormancy.
The main point here is to press on guys! Don’t give up on your grass, and your grass won’t give up on you!