As the end of summer draws near, you may have noticed your lawn looking a little less than its best. Between kids running around, backyard barbecues, and the harsh summer sun, your lawn takes a beating during the summer months. As experts in lawn care, we pulled together our years of experience and expert knowledge to bring you our best end of summer lawn care tips!
1. Airing Out Compacted Grass
Over time, lawns develop a buildup of organic debris called thatch that blocks nutrients and moisture, and this stifles growth. During the summer months, this problem becomes increasingly worse, as grass is victim to higher traffic. To restore growth and help get nutrients where they need to go, we recommend aeration to give your lawn the breath of fresh air it needs.
2. Get Rid of Damaging Lawn Pests
While the end of summer may mean the end of backyard activities for you, lawn pests are just getting started! Here in Oklahoma, grub worms can be particularly damaging! With lifecycles extending 1 to 3 years, and the ability to lay up to 50 eggs at a time, grubs and beetles can quickly become a serious issue in your yard. Even worse, a yard full of grubs is the perfect environment for moles and gophers to invade and feed on their favorite snack.
Since grubs and beetles feed until early October, the end of the summer is the perfect time to take action and get rid of them! Once you’ve identified the issue, contact a professional to help you treat your yard and get rid of those pests with our lawn pest control!
3. Healing Brown Patches
Another common lawn problem is brown patch. Occurring during the warm months, large patch disease causes thin, bleached, or yellow areas in your lawn. These often show up in the shape of circles or semicircles and can be a real eyesore!
If brown patch has shown up during the summer, you have a few different options. One option is to treat your lawn with moderate amounts of fertilizer. Of course, the best option is to schedule professional lawn care from the experts at Nutri-Green!
4. Regularly Scheduled Lawn Care
The key to protecting your lawn at the end of summer is to have regularly scheduled lawn care throughout the year! Let us help! We offer professional, 7-step lawn care services that will take care of all your turf’s needs! Contact us at 918-322-5757 to talk with one of our experts. We will develop a custom plan just for you and your lawn!