Important aspects of summer lawn care

Summer is a highly important time of year for your grounds and garden maintenance in general, but for lawn care this time period is critical. But what are the most important aspects of summer lawn care? And how can a professional team help keep your lawn looking luscious all year round?

What are the most important aspects of summer lawn care?

There are a number of important aspects to consider when it comes to summer lawn care. These aspects include:

  • Mowing – it goes without saying that mowing is one of the most important tasks to undertake to take care of your lawn all year round. During the summer months is important to help keep your lawn at the perfect height so they the grass can provide shade to the soil and reduce water loss for prolonged, healthy growth. However, at the same time grass that is too long can also have an adverse effect.
  • Watering – another essential consideration all year round is watering, and proper watering is vital for maintaining a healthy lawn in the summer. In general, lawns need around an inch of water per week, which in the UK does generally come in the form of rain. But in the dry hot summer, watering may be necessary. This should be carried out in the early morning to reduce evaporation and allow the grass to stay hydrated during the heat of the day. However, it’s important that the lawn is not over watered as this can lead to shallow root systems and increased susceptibility to diseases.
  • Fertilising – while it’s well known that Summer is not the perfect time of year to fertilise the lawn, some slow release options can be beneficial to ensure healthy growth during this season. 
  • Weed control – another factor to consider is weed control. Weeds in your lawn will compete with the grass for nutrients, water, and sunlight, and many weeds are simply better at this than grass, which means that the weeds will win. Weeding the lawn through the summer can help to ensure that the lawn maintains it’s appearance and doesn’t experience brown spots or balding. 

Why is summer lawncare important?

What are the benefits of hiring a professional team to care for your lawn?

There are a number of benefits that both homeowners and businesses can experience when hiring a professional team to care for the lawn. These benefits include:

Expert knowledge and experience – Professional grounds maintenance teams, like us here at Green Scenery, have extensive knowledge and experience in managing lawns. As such, we understand the specific needs of different grass types and soil conditions and can tailor our services to the unique requirements of each lawn. This means that we can provide the best possible results for homeowners and businesses alike.

Time and effort savings – Maintaining a lawn requires a significant amount of time and effort. Busy homeowners or business leaders may find it challenging to keep up with regular mowing, watering, and pest control. Hiring professionals like us frees up time and ensures that the lawn receives consistent and thorough care, so it can look its best all year round.

For high quality, professional and reliable gardens and grounds maintenance you can count on, all year round, get in touch with the experts today, here at Green Scenery. We are Preston’s leading garden and grounds maintenance experts for both commercial and residential properties.