Your Year Round Yard Guide
After a winter full of freezes and ice storm on the Gulf Coast, we find ourselves heading into the warmer seasons and sunnier days. That being said, how does our lawn accustom itself to these changing tides?
Not to worry, a four-season guide to the perfect lawn does exist! Spring is the season to wake your lawn up. In order to do so, you must start from the ground up, literally. This includes testing the soil. For the greenest growing grass soil needs to retain a neutral pH. Buying a soil test may not seem ideal, but will save you a lot of yard problems in the year to come.
As temperatures rise into summer, so does your lawn stress. Considering uncontrollable factors such as rainfall, keep in mind to water your lawn wisely. A water gauge is great tool in determining how frequently and how much water your lawn will need to remain healthy. Additionally, tweaking the height is important in the shape of your grass. While short, golf course like grass is appealing and gives you more time between cuts, the standard height for freshly mowed grass is 2 to 2.5 inches.
Thankfully, we will not have to deal with the effects of fall and winter for some time. When the time come though, just remember to pick up sticks and reseed if necessary.