If you’re ready to get a jump on summer lawn care, you’ve come to the right place. To help get your yard ready for outdoor living and entertainment, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about how to care for your lawn in summer.
Your yard should be an extension of your home. A beautiful yard gives you extra living space to entertain, relax, and beat the North Texas heat.
From aeration to weed prevention, we’ll go over how lawn care at any season will get your yard summer-ready. Let’s get your grass, lush, green, and weed-free this summer.
When it comes to aerating your North Texas lawn, this is done at any point in the year. Early Spring in Texas is a great time, as new grass begins to grow. You want to aerate your lawn to prevent soil from getting compacted.
It’s recommended to do this twice a year to see the best results. During the main growing seasons, grass will fill in and grow where the soil plugs were.
If you have kids and pets, your soil tends to compact even more. New construction homes also see compacted soil from trucks and equipment. Aeration allows water to flow into your soil and get to your roots.
You’ll see better grass growth, color, and drainage. While it tends to be warm and dry in North Texas, aeration will help water get through to the new grass.
2. Late Spring Early Summer Lawn Care and Weed Control
With weed and disease control, your lawn is assessed to see what it needs. Your lawn is inspected for weeds and any issues that affect the health of your lawn. We’ll check for pests and disease at each service date.
Anything that needs treatment is monitored and serviced. In the winter months, it’s good to stay on top of these issues so that your lawn comes back greener and disease-free.
If you see certain weeds or diseases from last summer, speak with your lawn specialist. These will be addressed to come up with a personalized treatment plan for you.
3. Clean Your Lawn
In the winter, you’ll want to keep your lawn as clean and clear as possible. In North Texas, winter is mild but there can be the occasional overnight frost. The grass will do better when it’s clear if a rare frost does hit.
Because temperatures remain comfortable, you’ll likely be using your lawn all winter long. To make the most of it, keep your grass free of leaves and other debris that pile up during the fall.
The clearer your grass, the healthier it will grow in the spring and summer. Old toys or heavy objects left all winter could also cause your grass to die off in spots. To prep for summer, clear those off before the growing season begins.
4. Water Levels
No matter what the season, it’s always helpful to keep an eye on the water levels in your yard. Water in Texas is at a premium. This is especially true in the hot summer months.
The winter is a nice time to let your wallet and Mother Nature breathe a bit. Use this time to let rainwater keep your grass looking lush. If temperatures are high or there hasn’t been rain, utilize a sprinkler system.
In North Texas, you can use a sprinkler at different levels all year round. A smart sprinkler will adjust based on water levels, the temperatures, and the season. This will help keep the water bill down but also keep your grass looking green well into the winter and hot summer months.
5. Keep Pathways Clean
In the winter, dead plants, leaves, and debris pile up. To get your yard ready for summer, keep your pathways clean. Sweep regularly and pick up anything dead that falls onto a path.
Cleaning your patio, deck, or pathway will also help keep your lawn looking manicured all-year-round. Take advantage of the winter months to get some cleaning done and enjoy the moderate temperatures.
6. Tree and Shrub Care
To help keep your trees and landscaping looking green and lush, give them the same amount of attention. We provide solutions that keep insects and disease away. Your trees and shrubs are also fertilized.
Your trees, bushes, and shrubs are assessed and inspected for any issues. We’ll apply different essential nutrients during the winter, spring, summer, and fall months. These fertilizers vary depending on the time of the year.
To get your yard ready for summer, have our team of professionals come by to take a look at your trees and shrubs. We’ll get them healthy and lush just in time for summer entertaining.
7. Pest Prevention
Fire ants are all too common in North Texas. These small pests invade the yard and can prevent you from enjoying it. With our fire ant control program, you can take back your lawn.
Fire ants shouldn’t keep you from enjoying the outdoors. Before the peak of summer hits, have our team come to inspect your lawn for fire ants.
Fire ants will crawl all over your tables, surfaces, and walkways. It doesn’t make your yard too enjoyable when you have small creatures all over your stuff or food. Get rid of them for good with our pest program.
8. Refresh Your Hardscapes
If you aren’t using your yard as much as you do in the summer, the winter and spring are great times to give your hardscapes a refresh. Take this time to pick up sticks or leaves that have accumulated.
To get your yard ready for summer, freshen up your hardscapes with some new rocks or stones. A new layer of each will strengthen them and brighten up the color. This will also help your plants retain moisture when the summer heat sets in.
9. Freshen Up Mulch
If you have mulch in any of your landscaping, it’s a good idea to freshen this up before summer. A new top layer of mulch will keep water in the soil and in your plant beds. Mulch will also help with runoff and irrigation.
A new top layer will freshen the color of your landscaping and give your yard an updated look for summer. Your front or backyard will look clean and refreshed for the new summer season. Your trees, shrubs, and plants will thank you as well.
10. Deep Clean Your Surfaces
Before summer comes, it’s always a good idea to give your yard a nice deep clean. Think of this as a spring cleaning for your outdoor space. Use a microfiber cloth and your favorite cleaning solution to rub down your tables and chairs.
If you covered or put anything away for the winter, dust it off, and get everything cleaned and ready. You can do the same for a deck, patio, or pool area.
If you have a power washer or soft wash attachment for your hose, take some time to give your surfaces a good pre-summer cleaning. Take stock of your summer cleaning supplies as well.
11. Year-Round Lawn-Treatment Plan
Keeping your lawn healthy is the key to beautiful looking grass no matter what season you’re in. To get your lawn, summer-ready, take advantage of our seven-treatment lawn program. This program blends prevention treatments as well as fertilization to control weeds and disease.
At the beginning of the year, you’ll receive a combination spray that will prevent and control weeds in the winter as well as the spring. In the early spring, you’ll receive another treatment to control these as well.
In the summer, you’ll receive two treatments to keep your grass healthy and strong. Treatments in the early fall include fertilizer to keep your grass looking greener and give your roots a boost before the winter sets in.
In the late fall, your treatments will prevent winter weeds. This seven-step plan keeps your grass healthy and beautiful all year long.
Summer Lawn Care 101
Summer lawn care can start at any time. In the winter, spring, or fall, you can prep your lawn for summer. From weed control to aeration, get a jump on a beautiful green lawn that can stand up to the Texas summer heat.
To get your North Texas lawn ready for summer, fill out the contact form here. You’ll be one step closer to a lush lawn and outdoor space that’s ready to enjoy.