Cleaning up the leaves in your front yard is the best thing you can do for the health of your fescue grass. Too many leaves blocks sunlight and reduces water evaporation which can cause fungus and mold to grow on the fescue grass underneath. Although fescue grass is very tough, if the leaves are cleaned up too late it could be very damaging because the grass might not recover from the mold and fungus that has grown onto it.
Leaving wet, old, rotting leaves (which also attracts mosquitoes) on the grass may leave you re-planting seeds in the springtime. Fescue grass is already known to need to be re-planted in the fall from the stress the sun had caused it in the summer.
Feel free to contact us if you’re in need of a lawn clean up!
There are many ways to stay in control of the leaves that fall this time of year. Most home owners hate leaf clean up. It takes so long if you do it yourself or because it usually costs so much to hire someone to do it for you.
We at Nichols Lawn Services have a creative way to manage the job and cost of cleaning your leaves this autumn. The first is we have the tools to rake them up and mulch them. The second and best way to control the size and cost of the job?? Well that you’ll have to call or email us to find out. Call us at 864-236-4071 or email us.
Everyone wants a beautiful lawn that is the envy of the neighborhood, but a lot of people do not know how to get that beautiful, lush, healthy, green lawn during the warm summer months. It is actually not as hard as many people would think. If you follow these simple steps along with proper spring lawn care maintenance you can have a beautiful lawn this year.
First make sure your watering your lawn properly. Watering your lawn is a huge part of summer lawn care simply because for the most part it is the time of the year your lawn gets the least amount of water from rain. Normally you want to make sure your lawn is getting at least 1-1.5 inches of water including rainfall. During summer months this number sometimes needs to be adjusted a little higher, so look at your lawn and if you notice it is starting to yellow give it a little more water,1.5-1.75″ should do the trick, but make sure not to over water the lawn either. It is also best to water your lawn in one bigger session than spreading it out all week long. You will want to water before 10 a.m. You can also water at night when it is cooler, however it is best to water in the mornings because watering at night promotes fungus and disease in lawns.
Second the height of mowing your lawn play a big role in the health of your lawn. When mowing your lawn during the summer months mow it a little higher than you normally would. The reason you will want to mow the grass a little higher is to protect the roots from the heat of the sun. Although sun is important to the growth and health of your lawn it is also a big factor in the “burning”, or yellowing “dead” effect many lawns suffer from during the summer. I suggest leaving your lawn at least 3-3.5″ high. You may need to mow your lawn higher than that even sometimes as high as 4″ depending on the grass type, and the heat of the sun.
The third thing you will want to do is mow your lawn less frequently. During the summer months you generally want to mow your lawn less then you do in the spring and fall months. You will at most want to mow your lawn once every other week during the summer.
Finally, keep your lawn mowers blades sharp. You always want to have sharp blades when mowing your lawn so that you actually get a good clean even cut. Dull blades do not really cut the grass they tear it. You want you want to keep your blades sharp year round, as it is important to cut the lawn instead of tear it. Tearing the lawn leaves it more open to diseases.