Safe Lawns of Salem Timely Tips

LAWN IMPROVEMENTS

AUGUST

Now is the time for: Lawn Assessment & Future Planning

It’s never too early to plan for a lush, green lawn for next spring. Soil testing results will indicate which Fall improvements will deliver the most optimal results.  Fall is the best time to perform lawn improvements because warm soil temperatures yield quick germination, crabgrass and other weeds are nearing the end of their life cycle and won’t compete with new grass, and there is more reliable moisture available. Call us for solutions and how to get your soil testing and analysis.

SEPTEMBER

Now is the time for: Fall Lawn Improvements

Fall is the best time because warm soil temperatures yield quick grass germination, crabgrass and other weeds are nearing the end of their life-cycle and won’t compete with new grass, and there is more reliable moisture available.  Here are some tips when working on your lawn this fall.  Core aeration improves the flow of air, water, and nutrients through the soil.  Overseeding with help fill in bare spots and improve the turf density without disturbing the existing lawn. Compost topdressing increases organic matter, providing nutrients and beneficial microbes. Call us for solutions and how to ensure your fall lawn improvements are a success..

Lawn Care Tips from Safe Lawns of Salem

Irrigation Services

AUGUST

Now is the time for: Adjusting Your Watering Schedule to Reduce Disease
 
During the humid weather, and if the temperatures remain in the 80’s, shift irrigation cycles to later in the morning.  Avoid long cycles that cause puddling or ponding of water in low areas.  If the turf dies off in spots or irregular patches, discontinue watering and call SafeLawns of Salem for a consultation.

 

SEPTEMBER

Now is the time for: Fall Lawn Improvements and Irrigation
 
Fall is the best time to perform lawn improvements.  Warm soil temperatures yield quick germination.  Crabgrass and other weeds are nearing the end of their life-cycle and won’t compete with the new grass.  New seeding should be watered twice per day, every day.  Water in the morning and late afternoon or evening for best results. More frequent, short duration watering is best for the first 3 to 4 weeks after new seeding; or until the second mowing.  Return your system to a “maintenance” program cycle after the second mowing.  If your lawn need some fall help call SafeLawns of Salem for a consultation.