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Best Times to Maintain Your Lawn Throughout the Day and Year

Sep 4

Whether you are a property owner or manager, taking care of a lawn can be a time-consuming (and occasionally challenging) task. However, there is a lot to learn about successfully and carefully caring for a lawn, and there is a ton of information accessible on how to do this by hiring the best lawn care service.

 

Warm season grass, such as Bermudagrass, St. Augustine grass, or Eastern Gamagrass, is found on many properties across Monroe, North Carolina, and other regions of the United States. The spring, early fall months, and summer are the warm season grasses' primary growing seasons. However, if the winter temperatures fall low enough throughout the cooler months of the year, the grass will turn a light brown tint.

 

We frequently hear from our clients that it's challenging to remember when the best time of day or year is ideal to complete particular lawn care tasks or projects. As a result, we'd like to share the excellent times of day and year to water your grass, mow it, fertilize it, apply weed control, apply fungicide, and aerate your lawn.

 

Watering

When it comes to watering your lawn, early in the morning, before the sun is at its strongest, is the best time to prevent water from evaporating before the grass can absorb it. Avoid entirely watering your grass if your lawn is dormant or semi-dormant, as it may be in the winter. However, you can resume frequently watering the lawn once the growing season starts.



Lawn Mowing

Mowing the lawn is a routine task that takes place from mid-spring until late fall when the grass is actively growing. However, sometimes people just need to mow when they have time and the chance. Early evening is the most fantastic time of day to mow because the cooler temperatures will allow the grass blades to recover overnight. If the grass is damp, make sure not to mow it. Wet grass clippings can leave brown patches on your lawn, fall in clumps all over it, smother the grass, and clog up your lawnmower, among other problems.



Fertilization

Warm-season grasses often benefit from three to four applications of fertilizer each year. Our lawn care professionals advise fertilizing in the early spring, early summer, early fall, and occasionally even in the late fall. Your grass's kind will determine the fertilizer you use and how often you apply it. It will depend on the seasonal temperatures in your area. The majority of the time, lawns with soil temperatures above 60 degrees receive fertilizer applications. Late afternoon, when the sun starts to set, and the air temperature starts to fall, is the greatest time of day to fertilize.



Fungicide Application 

Fungicide and fertilizer are frequently applied simultaneously so that the timetable can stay the same. Fungicide is used to prevent lawn diseases like a brown patches from spreading.



Weed Control

Applying herbicide to your lawn is vital to maintaining a healthy, green lawn. The best time of year to do this is in the late spring and early summer, when the weeds are actively growing before they have gone to seed. However, you may need to reapply herbicide throughout the summer if necessary. The best time of day to apply herbicide is in the early morning when the dew is still present on the grass and weeds.



Aeration 

Aeration involves punching small holes in your lawn to allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the soil more easily. The best time of year to aerate your property is in the late spring or early fall when the grass is actively growing. The best time of day to aerate is in the early morning, before the heat of the day sets in.

 

Performance Lawn & Landscape has been proudly serving the lawn care needs of homeowners and businesses in Monroe, North Carolina, and other parts of the United States for years. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule a free consultation. Hopefully, this article has clarified the best times of day and year to complete various lawn care tasks. If you have any further questions or want assistance with lawn care, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're always happy to help!

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