How To Prepare Your Lawn For The Summer

While we have all been enjoying this amazing late-spring weather we all know those triple digit days are right around the corner. Over time, our landscapes will start to show the signs of the added heat and one of the first signs is in the lawn.

Around mid-May is when the low temperatures start to rise above 65 degrees. That is when it's time to transition from the winter ryegrass to the Bermuda grass. Below are a few tips and suggestions our nursery pros recommend for a great lawn this summer.

Mowing

Once you plant Bermuda grass it is there to stay. To help it grow it needs sun and to give it sun you need to lower the lawn mower to 1-1.5 inches to allow the sunlight to reach the Bermuda grass. This helps the Bermuda come out of dormancy. Also, be sure to remove the grass clippings. Last thing you want to do is to cut the grass and still leave a layer of clipping that would prevent the sun from reaching the dormant Bermuda grass.

Watering

Always remember to water deeply. This applies for everything on your landscape and especially the grass. Depending on the needs on your grass watering should be done every 1-3 days. Be sure to set your timer in the cool morning hours as this helps minimize evaporation and fungus. Also, keep an eye on your sprinkler system as well. Many homeowners say they water their landscape, but some areas have dry or dead grass. It's a great time now, while it's still not to hot out, to test the sprinkler system to make sure every area is getting adequate water.

Fertilize

You can give that summer lawn a boost with our fast acting Moon Royale Professional Turf Fertilizer. In most cases, you will see results in just four days, and it gets stronger as it goes to work greening up your lawn.

Benefits of a properly fertilized grass are:

  • Requires less water
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Less susceptible to disease
  • More resistant to insects
  • Can handle heat and drought better

But the bottom line is this. Our Moon Royale is designed to produce thick, long lasting, and healthy grass in our natives soils. The main reason why our Moon Royale was created was for use as a tool to help break up our tough native soils that keep vital nutrients and iron from being absorbed by roots. That is why we included sulfur in our Moon Royale. It helps break down the tough soils and fight the salts to quickly turn your lawn dark green. The 19%(N) 6%(P) 13%(K) blend in the Moon Royale is the perfect ratio of Nitrogen for green leaves, Phosphorous for strong roots, and Potash for sturdy stems that grass really loves

Best of all, our Moon Royale is easy to use using either a drop or broadcast type fertilizer spreader. See bag for complete instructions and application rates.

Now that you know all about the benefits of Moon Royale you too can grow like a pro! Moon Royale is available at any of our nursery locations. Once you see the benefits that Moon Royale provides for your landscape, you'll be a believer too!

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