While abundant sun and water is necessary for a healthy lawn and garden, there is another component which is important: nutrients. Most American homes have a static landscape which remains mostly unchanged, be it in the form of a lawn full of Bermuda grass or perennial plants and trees. All of these soak up nutrients from the ground which need to be replaced, and now is the time to start your gardening in earnest. Here are some things you need to do in your landscape now:
Check Your Irrigation System
As we enter into the hot and typically dry season of Georgia, it’s going to be vital that you ensure your landscape stay watered if you want it to be healthy throughout the season. Turn on your irrigation system and check for leaks now, and consider upgrading to a more efficient system if you need to.
Take Care of Your Grasses
If you have warm season turf grasses like Bermuda and Zoysla, now is the time to scalp them as close to the ground as you can.
It’s time to add your last application of slow-release fertilizer if you have Fescue, and make sure your fertilizer includes iron so that the grass can maintain its color through the season.
If you have roses, fertilize again and apply a systemic insecticide.
For help maintaining your home or business landscape through the hot season, call Outdoor Expressions at 888-210-1116.