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5 Late Summer Landscaping Tips

Thursday, July 25, 2019   (0 Comments)
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5 Late Summer Landscaping Tips


July flew by faster than a hummingbird flies! August is upon us and soon the kids will be back to school and the leaves will start to fall. There are many landscaping duties that must still be performed in late summer. These duties will ensure that your lawn is ready for colder weather as well as spring. In today’s article, we will give you 5 late summer landscaping tips.

1. Don’t stop mowing: Grass will continue to grow until the first frost. Keeping your grass short will make it less susceptible to winter diseases. As the weather gets colder, you should reduce the blade height each time you mow. Try to asses the health of your lawn while mowing. Late summer is a great time to take care of any noticeable problems before the weather gets colder. 

2. Keep watering: Heat takes its toll on plants and your lawn. Keep your up watering regimen until late September or early October. Early morning is a good time to water because it gives the grass and plants have time to absorb the water before it gets too hot. 

3. Remulch: Mulch will protect your plant’s roots and keep them moist. Chances are if you mulched in the spring, the mulch may have dried out. Remulching will help your plants survive the last hot days of summer. 

4. Plant trees: Planting trees in late summer will ensure that they can establish their roots before the weather gets too cold. The trees will also be able to adapt better to heat and drought in the summer.

5. Plant Perennials: They will thrive in the late summer weather and will also get a chance to get established before the winter weather comes. Perennials that are given time to establish themselves will be ready to bud in time for spring.  


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