Summertime is upon us! We at Good-N-Green couldn’t be more excited, and are ramping up our efforts to ensure our clients have the greenest lawn possible. We offer a variety of lawn and landscaping services in the Port Charlotte area, including lawn service, tree planting and pruning, irrigation, sod, curbing, and landscape design.

To make sure you have a lush, green lawn, here are some tips and tricks to keep in mind.

Raise Your Mower Blades

Whether you’re using a push mower or a riding mower, you need to be sure you’re in control of the height of your blades. If you set them too low, you’re going to stress out your chutes of grass, which is a recipe for disaster. The roots won’t grow deep, and that inhibits your grass’ ability to fight encroaching weeds and pests.

The ideal height for your lawnmower blade is 3”. While this means you’re going to have to mow more often, your lawn will look healthier and will do its job to keep weeds and pesky critters away.

Control the Weeds

Weeds can take over your lawn, becoming a huge problem if you don’t get them under control quickly. Floridians need to watch out for sedge-type weeds, which tend to appear in areas that have been overwatered or that have inadequate irrigation. Grassy weeds such as crabgrass are a nuisance, and if this type of weed has overtaken your lawn, you might have to get parts of it resodded. Spurge-type weeds have flowered heads and thrive in hot weather. These are just a few types of weeds that can quickly destroy a beautiful yard. If you spot any of these, call Good-N-Green right away and we can work on a plan to get rid of them.

Watch Your Watering

Watering your lawn is a balancing act. If you don’t do it enough your grass will dry out and get brown and patchy. That’s definitely not attractive! Even more than that, the roots won’t grow as deeply as they need to and won’t receive the nourishment they need from the soil. And overwatering is detrimental because you’ll encourage spores and mushrooms. The University of Florida Extension Office has this excellent guide to how much and how often to water in your region of Florida, depending on the season.

Set your irrigation system accordingly, and install a rain gauge in your system so that you don’t overwater during rainy periods.

Fertilize Correctly

You should use a good fertilizer to keep your grass nourished and healthy-looking. Have your soil tested to determine the best fertilizer blend for your lawn. This is the best way to know what your soil is lacking, what your turf needs to flourish, and the best schedule for use. Use a fertilizer spreader. This is safe and minimizes your exposure to the chemicals, but it also ensures a nice, even spread of the application, thereby reducing patchiness and burns.

Good-N-Green is your trusted source for lawn care. When the upkeep of your yard becomes too much to maintain on your own on a regular basis, or when you need a one-time treatment, call us!