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How To Ensure Your Sod Stays Healthy Year-Round

Apr 20
Your lawn is an area that requires year-round attention to keep it beautiful, healthy, and usable as a homeowner. It enhances the curb appeal of your home and adds enjoyment for you or your family, whether you are entertaining, gardening, or playing with children.
Here are some tips to ensure that your sod remains healthy throughout the year:
Do not panic about turning on the sprinklers until you have had two weeks of dry weather. Spring is a good time to fertilize, if not done in the fall, and start anti-weed and anti-crabgrass treatments.
Aerating your lawn in the spring is a great time. You can mow grass no shorter than two-and-a-half inches high. Schedule a time to have your mower blades sharpened.
If you want to replace or repair large areas of grass, spring is the best time to lay sod. The best time to lay new sod depends on the weather and how much precipitation is present. Our experts will help you choose the right type of sod and ground preparation. We also can assist with timing for installation.
Summer is the best time to water your lawn. The right amount of water is essential and it becomes more important to water your lawn. People tend to put sprinklers on automatic. However, lawns need to be watered according what they require. It is important to monitor natural rainfall and check the lawn's health.
To reduce evaporation, water should be taken in the cooler part of the day (usually before 10 a.m.). To retain moisture, keep the grass greener for a little longer. The chances of getting sick will be lower if you mow with sharp blades.
While the need to mow may decrease in fall, the need for watering does not. Keep watering even when the temperature drops, as it can cause lawn damage. Neglecting to water at this time can lead to pests, diseases, and weeds.
Fall is a great time to fertilize again. Those weeds that were removed in fall (root and all), are less likely to come back in spring. So, get rid of them now. It doesn't matter if you did it in spring or not, this is the best time to fertilize the lawn.
It is time to clear the yard as fall turns to winter. Rake it clean of any leaves or debris that could cause mold, damage, or rot to the grass. It is a tedious task that is often overlooked, but it is essential. Only water on days above 40 degrees.
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