August may not always be considered a time for cutting grass and mowing the lawn. However, if you want your lawn to stand out from your neighbor’s in the coming months, then it’s better that you get a head start on your lawn care techniques.
Without further ado, here are five helpful, friendly tips to help you pamper your Memphis lawn this August.
Keep your Grass Cut Good and High.
Since heat causes a lot of stress on your yard, it’s always a good idea to keep your mower on the highest setting during August. This way, it would keep your grass a little brighter and greener even after your neighbors’ lawns turn brown!
Watch out for neighbor envy though! Either your lawn will be the highlight of the neighborhood, or get you the stink-eye from Mrs. Smith down the street.
Aerate your Lawn(if necessary)
Since your kids probably have played a multitude of lawn games all summer, your lawn is bound to be compacted, depriving the grassroots of much-needed nutrients, and enabling heartier weeds to grow in its place.
In fact, the autumn months are the most neglected time of the year for your lawn, yet it is the most important. By aerating your lawn, it is guaranteed to absorb more nutrients resulting in a bigger, fuller yard next year.
Here in Memphis, it usually rains during the autumn months, making it the perfect time to aerate your lawn with a core aeration device. This way your lawn will continue to grow during the last stretch of the summer, allowing it to choke out any weeds that want to grow.
Dethatch your Lawn(if necessary)
In addition to aeration dethatching ensures your lawn receives essential nutrients all season long, by providing microbes and worms in the soil more access to organic matter. It’s always a good idea to dethatch your lawn when need be using a rake, preferably, either a “dethatching rake” or a “power rake.”
Pre-Emergent Your God Dang Weeds, for Goodness Sake!
As tempting as it may be to pull out your weeds, don’t do it! Instead, use pre-emergent herbicides to prevent fall weeds from spreading. Be sure to follow the instructions on your pre-emergent, and make sure it’s for the Fall season. Pre-emergents typically target weeds that grow between a specific temperature range. You want to put it down so when the temperatures drop; it will stop cooler weather weeds.
Recycle Your Grass Clippings
Since too much nitrogen is bad for the soil and plants, it’s always a good idea to recycle your grass clippings. This way, you can, “make your lawn more beautiful and give a little love to the planet.”
Side note: Just so you know, we are NOT affiliated with Love Beauty and Planet products. We just thought that you would enjoy our little sense of humor.
So tell us fellow lawn caregivers, which of our tips did you find most helpful? Were there any on our list that you think should be on our list instead? What is it about your lawn that makes it, so god dang hard to take care of in August? Be sure to leave us a comment in the box below!
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