If you’re like most homeowners in the Twin Cities, one of your favorite things about summer is the ability to enjoy a lush, green lawn at your home. Lawn care might be one of the most time consuming tasks of the spring and summer, but when it’s done right, the results are more than worth the effort.
Unfortunately, many Minnesota homeowners don’t really know what they’re doing when they’re trying to grow their lawn, leading to mistakes that keep the lawn from reaching its full potential. The good news is that if you do take the time to learn a few basic tips, such as proper fertilization and aeration, you can make your home’s yard one of the best in your neighborhood. These tips can really make a difference!
With most grass, you’ll want to fertilize four times a year, and usually do so every six to eight weeks. If you’re growing a brand-new lawn or installing grass seeds that are not native to the Twin Cities, your fertilization schedule should include more frequent treatments, while older lawns can go longer without fertilizer. You’ll also want to check the weather before fertilizing the lawn, as a rainstorm can result in your treatments washing right off your lawn.
However, aeration at the wrong time can cause real problems. To aerate properly, you need to make sure that your lawn is moist and that your grass is active, such as early spring or late summer. If you aerate at a time when grass isn’t growing, you’ll only make the situation worse.
By providing the right amount of lawn care at the right time, you’ll get the most out of your Twin Cities area lawn. In some areas, this really is a case of less is more!
Contact our team for more tips and tricks for your lawn this summer.