If your lawn could talk, it would tell you to water deeply and less often.
June’s a critical month to make sure a key curb appeal asset gets some TLC: your lawn.
You’ll spend less time (and money, if you hire help) if you do these things now rather than later.
#1 Buy Outdoor Power Tools
Trim 15% to 30% off the cost of powered edgers, saws, and more by taking advantage of sales — which typically offer the lowest prices of the year.
#2 Start a Lawn Watering Schedule
When temps climb into the 80’s, make sure your lawn’s getting enough water to preserve your curb appeal. That means at least 1 inch of water a week for cool season grasses and a half-inch for warm-season varieties.
Lawns prefer to gulp rather than sip. So water deeply, up to 30 minutes, rather than frequently. You’ll waste less water, too.
#3 Use Grub Control
Grubs dine on your lawn’s roots. Left to gorge, they’ll kill your lawn. That’s not cheap to replace: up to $2 a square foot to re-sod. Go the preventive route, and spread a lawn grub-control product that will take care of the eggs now — before they hatch and start munching hungrily.
#4 Stick to a Mowing Schedule
Note: You may need to plan for up to two mows a week to stay ahead of growth.
Author: Amy Howell Hirt