Are we ready for Summer?
Summer is the second best time to enjoy your lawn, with fall being number one in my book. The problem with summer, as with most seasons, is the weather! It's either too dry or too wet, hot and humid. Worst of all, we're trying to grow a northern grass in a southern-like climate. Just in case you're wondering why we don't grow southern grasses up north, it's because it takes too long for southern grasses to come out of dormancy in the spring and they go dormant too early in the fall when the temperatures drop!
So with the hot days of summer upon us, our lawns would really like to go dormant and wait for cooler weather. As caretakers, we want to keep the turf growing so that we can enjoy a beautiful green lawn that produces lots of oxygen!
And who wins the battle of turf versus caretaker? Actually, no one, as it becomes a compromise of settling for the best turf you can produce with the weather that's handed to you. Case in point, just click on the Seasonal Facts topic to the left to see all the issues your northern lawn has to deal with over the summer and you might just be amazed how good your turf really looks considering all that it has to deal with!
Do the best you can this summer in maintaining your lawn using some of the tips we offer under the Seasonal Facts tab. With your nurturing and a little luck from Mother Nature, your lawn will come alive as the weather turns cooler this fall, and you can really enjoy the effort you put in while admiring a thick, green turf that stands tall!
Whatever your needs may be, NATURESCAPE SERVICES is ready to ensure your property will meet your expectations this season. Give us a call today! 574-294-2010 or 1-800-LAWNCARE!