How to Prepare Your Lawn for Spring and Summer Fun

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As temperatures heat up, you’ll notice—hopefully—your lawn becoming greener, thicker, and a lot more fun to spend time around. But springtime warmth gives way to summer heat, leading to potential trouble with keeping your grass healthy and lush. At McCall Service, we’re dedicated to helping our customers preserve their pristine grass growth throughout the season. Our lawn care services can make all the difference in a healthy lawn, but—much like in the fall—real success starts with proper preparation during the spring months.

Your Spring Lawn To-Do List

To keep your grass green and healthy, focus on things that you can control. You can’t do anything about the weather, but you can take steps to encourage healthy growth. These can include:

  • Preemergent application
  • Proper mowing
  • Proper watering
  • Insect and disease prevention

Preemergent Application

The best way to keep your lawn weed-free is to stop them from growing in the first place. Applying a preemergent to keep weeds from germinating is one method you can use, but the window of application is fairly small. If it’s too hot, the preemergent won’t have time to work. If it’s too wet, it could get washed away. Ask your McCall Service lawn expert about the best time to apply this powerful agent to your lawn.

Proper Mowing

Grass that’s cut too short won’t be healthy enough to grow. The best height for your grass often depends on the type, but as a general rule, you shouldn’t try to match the length of a putting green. Try to keep your grass about 3 2/3 inches high. If you’re worried about cutting too short, adjust the deck of your mower. You may be tempted to cut it short so that you’re required to mow less often, but this is actually worse for the grass than letting it grow a little bit.

Proper Watering

Like all plants, your lawn needs water to survive and thrive. But how do you know when and how much to water your grass? Watering your lawn for around 30 minutes each day in the morning can help keep it healthy and green. This is best accomplished with a full irrigation system, but you can also fix up a solution with an oscillating sprinkler attached to a garden hose and a timer. Whatever you do, however, don’t water overnight. This doesn’t give the lawn appropriate time to dry and could lead to harmful fungus growth.

Insect and Disease Prevention

Preventing lawn pests and diseases is just as crucial to keeping your grass healthy as watering and feeding it. Grubs, pest insects, and fungus are common problems in Florida lawns. Luckily, McCall Service offers treatment options to eliminate these issues and can help identify problems on the horizon before they wreak havoc on your lawn.

One thing about many lawn pests is that you may not actually see them as they damage your lawn because the majority of them hide beneath the soil or only come out at night. That’s why it’s important to focus on prevention and treatment for potential issues.

Call McCall Service for Expert Lawn Care and Irrigation Services

If you have a lawn, you deserve expert lawn services to keep it green, lush, and enjoyable all season long. At McCall Service, we specialize in providing expert care and advice to help you get the most out of your grass. Whether it’s regarding weeds or watering, we can answer your questions and provide you with specialized care to keep the grass growing. To learn more, schedule your appointment with a lawn care expert today!

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