Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Obviously, rainfall or the lack-there-of has a lot to do with how well our lawns hold up during summer months. Usually we predict some heat and drought stress, weed pressure and an abundance of insects. Some homeowners say, “I was not sure if it is a drought or if I have fungus or grub damage, so I put down some grub control.” Please proceed with caution taking this kind of approach, it is more important to properly identify what is causing your lawn to brown than just waste money on chemical treatments if they are not needed, your lawn will like you better and so will the environment.
When your lawn is stressed so much that it is basically all brown, it may not be dead, it has gone dormant, like a bear hibernating. Lawns have an uncanny ability and desire to survive like many plants and animals and people when times are tough. If you were not able to bring your lawn back with some watering, it would be better to ride out the “brown” and see how your lawn looks in late August. You would know by then if it will come back since you have been through the summer stresses and mostly likely it will have received some rainfall by then. If you have not re-seeded your lawn with Jonathan Green grass seed within the last five years, introduce some of our new, improved varieties of grass seed like Jonathan Green’s New Seeding to help you beat the heat next summer.
After you have put so much work into your Jonathan Green lawn this summer why not take a stay-cation? A stay-cation is a vacation that is spent at one’s home enjoying all that your home and one’s environment has to offer. This is a new concept for hard economic times when a family chooses to stay home and enjoy their vacation time. It became a popular idea during the financial crisis of 2007 when high gas prices kept many vacationers home. Sometimes all that we have to enjoy is our immediate surroundings. Be sure you rediscover how nice staying at home can be. The most popular aspect is to enjoy your yard, have some Bar-B-Q’s and relax on your Jonathan Green lawn. Invite some friends over that haven’t visited for a long time, catch up on old times, read a book on the hammock, drink a glass of lemonade, play some cards, relax.
Investing in your home increases property value. A healthy growing Jonathan Green lawn provides peace and tranquility. It also cools down your surrounding environment ultimately saving air conditioning costs. Your Jonathan Green lawn will also reduce noise and glare, purify water and removes carbon dioxide from the air!
Beat the heat, plant a new lawn!Back