Having a picture perfect summer doesn’t just mean that the people in the picture have to be fit and wearing refreshing summer clothes; no, picture perfect means that every element of the image has to be in top shape. This means that when you want to take that ultimate family picture in front of your house, your lawn and garden also has to be in pristine condition.
The problem is, summer doesn’t always mean all green and bright colors. In fact, the hot and humid temperature in St. Louis can sometimes bring about a drought and cause the defense systems of grass and other lawn plants to grow weaker, making them more prone to acquiring different diseases.
To help you avoid having to call the lawn-doctors, here are a few tips to help you prevent getting lawn disease problems:
Remember to Dry Off: Keep your lawn dry. Always water early in the morning so your lawn can dry quickly. Wet grass can serve as a vehicle for harmful fungi to spread from one blade of grass to another.
Make Smart Choices: Just because you like how a certain type of grass or plant would look in your lawn doesn’t mean that you should base your decision off of that. Although aesthetics is one of the biggest factors of choosing different types of grasses, your priority must always be to ensure that you’ll get the right type of grass for the type of soil that you have. Choosing the right type of grass will help your lawn be disease resistant.
Don’t Over Fertilize: Always remember that giving and/or receiving too much of anything will always cause harm. This is especially true for plants and over fertilizing. Doing so will stress your lawn and make it more susceptible to diseases.
Let It Breathe: Make time to clear your lawn’s thatch to make sure that there won’t be stagnant air lying around the recesses of your beautiful lawn. Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean that it wont cause harm.
Hydrate: Good drainage begets beautiful lawns.
These are only a few tips for proper lawn care during this season. However, always watch out for signs of disease. Once you feel that there’s something wrong with your lawn, call professionals immediately