Are you looking for a way to make the exterior of your home look lush and vibrant this August? GLS Landscaping Maintenance Solutions can help! With years of experience in designing, creating, and maintaining outdoor spaces, our experts are here to provide tailored services that will give your lawn an eye-catching sparkle just in time for the warmer months. From regular maintenance visits to enterprising renovations, we’ve got everything you need to make sure your yard looks as perfect as possible. Keep reading to learn more about what you should be doing to your lawn this month in preparation for the end of summer and transition to the fall season.
Make Plans for Fall Lawn Renovation
Fall is the best time for seeding fescue. Fescue is a hardy grass that does very well in “in-between” zones where temperatures become too cool for warm weather varieties and also too hot for cool weather grass. Fescue does well in shade and also in areas where traffic is high, making it a popular choice for homeowners. If you’re planning to seed fescue this fall, now is the time to prepare your lawn.
Prepare Your Seedbed Now
Prepare the seedbed now by getting rid of any weeds, rocks, and debris. In addition to that, replace any worn-out patches of lawn with soil and compost to make sure the grass can take hold. Depending on the results of a soil test, your lawn may benefit from lime or iron additives to help nourish the soil and aid in grass growth.
Purchase Grass Seed and Fertilizer
August is a good time to select and purchase grass seed and fertilizer in preparation for fall seeding. Make sure that the grass seed you purchase is of good quality since it will be stronger and more resilient in adverse weather conditions. A slow-release fertilizer will help ensure that the lawn has enough nutrients to get through winter and spring.
Does Your Lawn Need to be Totally Renovated?
If your lawn has become too worn out and thinned, then a total renovation may be in order. You will need to kill all vegetation with a non-selective herbicide application near mid-month.
Trying to Kill Bermuagrass / Wild Bermuda?
If trying to kill bermudagrass / wild bermuda, apply a non-selective herbicide on August 1 and again one month later. Bermudagrass is a persistent weed that likes warm, sunny climates and can easily colonize lawns where the grass is already struggling.
Conduct a Soil Test
A soil test can help determine the basic fertility level of your lawn. This test will help you choose the best type of fertilizer and grass seed to use for upcoming fall seeding. It will also tell you what kind of soil amendments should be added, including lime or iron additives.
Utilize GLS’s Expert Services
At GLS Landscaping & Maintenance, we are committed to providing a full range of landscaping solutions that can help homeowners turn their lawns into attractive, healthy outdoor spaces. No matter what kind of maintenance or renovation you need, our experts have the skills and experience to make it happen. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how GLS Landscaping & Maintenance can help you get your lawn ready for August and beyond.
With the right care and maintenance, your outdoor space can be a source of joy throughout the year. As with any project, it is important to plan ahead for success. We are here to provide you with expert advice and professional services designed to make sure you get the lush lawn of your dreams in no time!