Healthy Summer Lawns

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A healthy lawn will often help keep the weeds out by not allowing them to get enough sunlight for seeds to germinate. It also needs to be fertilized watered and mowed at the correct height for the lawn that is being grown. I say that because the four common lawn grasses we grow in this area require different fertilizer amounts, different mowing heights, but may require the same amount of water. There are Lawn Maintenance Calendars for each of the different lawn types.

That being said, sometimes we need to help the lawn by killing the weeds while the lawn is trying to grow and fill in. July is a good time to apply a lawn weed control product. Here’s a couple of hints for good weed control: 1. Apply the product when the soil is moist. The weeds will be actively growing as will the lawn. 2. Apply a couple of days before or after mowing. After mowing the weeds usually need a day or two to heal the cuts and begin active growth again. If the weeds are cut too soon after the chemical application the chemical may not have had time to take full effect.