Are you dreaming of summertime in your Northeast Ohio home? Do you picture your kids running barefoot through your beautiful, lush, green lawn? Many homeowners share that dream and try, year after year, to achieve the greenest lawn on the block. But what does it really take to transform your lawn from “okay” to over-the-top beautiful? Our team at Portage Turf Specialists LLC has put together a list of tips to consider, to help your green lawn dreams come true.
Choose the Right Fertilizer
What you might not realize is that all fertilizer is not created equally. You cannot expect just any fertilizer to completely transform your lawn; you need a lawn fertilization plan that is formulated specifically for the type of grass you want. Additionally, you need your fertilizer to be tailored to your region and the correct season. If you aren’t sure what type of fertilizer to use, it’s best to talk to a lawn care professional or hire a lawn care service to take care of it for you.
Water the Right Amount
Your lawn actually needs less water than you might think – only about a half-inch per week. It’s important to water your lawn enough to make it stay green and nourished, but avoid soaking it too much. Also, the best time of day to water is early in the morning as it keeps the lawn drier, watering at night prolongs the wetness of the blades leading to disease issues. Watering your lawn during peak temperatures puts you at risk for evaporation, meaning that the water will evaporate before it reaches the grassroots, and in some instances can lead to leaf scorch(think magnifying glass).
Choose the Right Pest and Weed Control
Insects and weeds wreak havoc on your green grass, and no one wants to run barefoot through weed- and bug-infested lawns. So your best bet is prevention. Our team will analyze your lawn and develop a pest control plan to protect your lawn before a problem arises. Lawns and summer activities can both be ruined by creepy, crawly insects- trust the professionals at Portage Turf Specialists to get you protected with a Summer Grub and Insect control which includes a Free 30-day flea and tick control.
We offer- Grub Control, Flea and tick control, Mosquito control, Perimeter Pest Control for ants, yellow jackets, clover mites, and many others- Help is a quick call away!
Call in the Right Professionals
For more tips on getting your grass greener, talk to the professionals at Portage Turf Specialists LLC of Ravenna, OH. We service most locations throughout Northeast Ohio including Aurora, Hudson, Stow, Tallmadge, Munroe Falls, Auburn, Bainbridge, Chagrin Falls, Solon, Twinsburg, and many more! We can take care of all your lawn services for you, from fertilization to aeration and seeding and renovation. Contact us today at (330) 296-8873 to schedule a lawn care consultation.