We love Nashville — especially Nashville in the summertime! It’s full of warm weather, beautiful scenery, and plenty of time outside. However, the heat can be stressful for your lawn. Summer lawn care in Nashville is imperative if you want to achieve a healthy lawn.
First, it’s important to understand that lawn care requirements can be slightly different based on your grass type. You can find those differences here. But there are a few things that can be generalized for every lawn. Here’s what you need to know about lawn care in Nashville:
Watering your lawn in the summer months is absolutely critical. Your lawn requires 1 inch of water per week to grow and stay healthy. It’s best to water in the morning before 10 a.m. so the grass doesn’t stay damp, which can cause a number of lawn diseases. Water deeply and infrequently (when Mother Nature isn’t providing). Those deep waterings help roots grow deeper to better withstand drought.
Proper mowing is key, and you should always use a sharp mower blade when doing so. A dull blade will tear the grass and weaken it. For many grass types in Nashville (warm-season grasses), you should maintain between .75 and 1.5 inches. If you have fescue grass (cold-season grass), maintain a height of 3-4 inches as the weather heats up. Most importantly, never cut more than ⅓ of the grass blade at one time.
Fertilization and Weed Control
Your lawn needs nutrients to thrive. Fertilizers and pre and post emergents are great ways to ensure your grass is getting all the nutrients it needs while preventing weeds from growing. This also prevents many lawn diseases from thriving. Proper fertilization gives your lawn what it needs to fight back.
Aeration & Seeding
There are many reasons why aeration and seeding is important. Aeration is the removal of small plugs of soil from your lawn. This allows oxygen, water, and nutrients to get down to the roots, which is necessary for growth and improves the health of your lawn. We then overseed your lawn with quality fescue seed we broker ourselves, while thin and bare areas are addressed with peat moss, not messy wheat straw. Read more about the benefits of aeration and seeding here.
Have a Nashville lawn that needs some help? We would love to come check it out and give you a free, no obligation quote! Fill out the form here or give us a call (888-517-2737).
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