We all know summer is nearly upon us, but we may not know what that means for our landscape. We know that it means late nights, warmer weather, and spending time with friends, but it also means that it is the peak growing season for your lawn. This means that you may need to cater to this growth, and alter your lawn care activities accordingly. The increased sunlight can be a threat to your lawn, with the possibility of death and decay. Nobody wants to see their lawn begin to brown, especially on a large commercial property. Your lawn is the crown jewel of your property, and before any other landscaping, the first thing to be noticed. Because of this, we have put together the exact summer lawn maintenance tasks and services you need to get done, to ensure your lawn looks great.
As the weather warms, the weeds begin to come out, and hurt your lawn. You will see not only an increase in various types of weed, but rapid reproduction. They look terrible, and can actually have long term negative effects on the health of your lawn, especially your soil. On a residential property, DIY pulling weeds might make sense, but on any large property, residential or commercial, you are going to want to make use of weed control services. Using herbicides safely, while killing current growth, and preventing future growth, is the route to go. This ensures the highest quality services, and keeps away future headaches.
This is the staple service of any residential or commercial lawn maintenance contract, but when it comes to large commercial properties, it is a no-brainer. There are best practices during the summer that must be followed to a tee, in order to achieve the best results. Leaving this in the hands of your contractor is extremely beneficial. Maintaining a weekly cut, while never removing more than ⅓ of the blade are just a couple of the ways we ensure that our clients lawns remain lush and green. If you have ever seen the look of a professionally maintained lawn, you know there is a difference.
Your lawn gathers a lot of its nutrients from various sources: sunlight, water, and soil. However, there are many more niche nutrients that you cannot get through natural means. Fertilization is tailored to your lawn, and makes sure that all the proper nutrients are present. General lawn fertilizers are made up of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. This means that when you look at a fertilizer that says “15-15-15”, each of those numbers are corresponding to nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, in that order.
Whatever route you go with irrigation, it is a necessary evil. It is generally going to use up a lot of water, but making sure your lawn receives 1-2 inches per week will be more than sufficient and enable healthy growth. Consider a sprinkler system installation if you have a larger property, to reduce DIY work.
Pezza Landscape, Inc. is a full-service landscaping company proudly serving the greater Naperville area, including Warrenville, Wheaton, Winfield, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, and the surrounding communities. Give us a call at (630) 393-7373 or visit our website to get in touch.