Our lawns consist of either warm or cool season grasses. Each has its own maintenance requirements for vibrancy at their peak seasons.
Today, in the spirit of summer, we’d like to focus our lawn care advice on warm season grasses and the type of lawn maintenance you can utilize this summer.
Warm season grasses are grasses that thrive in temperatures over 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The most common warm season grasses in Texas are Bermuda and Zoysia grass. If you know you have one of these or another warm season grass in your lawn, here’s a look at what you should do this summer to help your lawn thrive this season.
Aerate Your Lawn During the Summer
Warm season lawns thrive in the Texas summer. Help your grass grow rapidly this season, and make sure that your lawn is properly aerated.
Throughout the fall and spring seasons, your soil becomes compacted and makes it difficult for air to reach the roots of your grass. Aeration during the summer provides some needed relief and lets your lawn breathe freely throughout the warmer seasons.
Be on the Lookout for Fungal Infection
Brown patches in your grass are a sign that your lawn has a fungus infection. Fortunately, this is a problem that can easily be resolved with the implementation of a natural fungicide and a helpful care routine.
Our tips for efficiently clearing up a lawn’s fungal infection include:
- Watering the lawn in the morning. Watering anytime after the morning promotes a moist, hot, environment where the infection is encouraged to grow.
- Keeping your lawn mower blades sharp
- Holding off on summer fertilization until the infection clears up
Beware of Grubs
Grubs are an insect infestation that you don’t want your lawn to have to deal with. These pests will eat at the roots of your grass and leave you with the task of reseeding your lawn. Talk to your lawn care provider to discuss natural ways to ward off Grubs. At Executive Lawn Care, we keep all of our pest control organic, so trust us to help you get rid of grubs whilst keeping your grass green.
Remember Your Grass’ Irrigation Needs
Aside from watering your lawn in the morning (4 am to noon) when it can actually soak up the water it needs, your warm season grass also has some specific watering requirements that many homeowners don’t realize. Warm grasses garner a deeper root system that helps them survive during a drought. So your watering needs are reduced during the summer. A lawn care expert can help you create a watering schedule for your lawn that keeps it healthy and saves you water in the long run.
Enjoy Your Warm Season Grass with Executive Lawn Care
If you would rather enjoy your lawn this summer instead of laboring over it in the sun, we understand. At Executive Lawn Care, we’re happy to take over your residential lawn care needs so that you can spend your summer where it counts. We want to know how we can help you! Contact us today to learn more about our services and get your lawn on our schedule.