Caring For Your Lawn During Summer

Lawn maintenance and landscaping in Sarasota, or anywhere else around the world can be a satisfying yet meticulous task. Much like a gentleman should care for a lady, the homeowner should treat their lawn with respect and just like nature, every gentleman knows that a lady’s mood can change at the drop of a hat and there are different ways of dealing with each mood. The same is also true when it comes to lawns and seasonal changes. Any sensible property owner would agree that one cannot go through the year by using the same care methods for their lawns throughout each season. For the lawn enthusiast, it is considered to be illogical and downright outrageous.

This is why at Willis Lawn and Landscape, we encourage lawn care amateurs and enthusiasts alike to see their beloved green patch of foliage in a different light. We would like to inform them that each season demands specific care methods and strategies, some of which are so specific to a certain season that if done incorrectly during other times of the year, it can lead to the death of your beloved lawn. So without further ado, let us begin this informative article of caring for your lawn with the summer season in mind.

Summer Lawn Maintenance


Grass growth – during the summer, there’s a science behind keeping the grass somewhat tall. Because the plant doesn’t have to focus its regrowth on the leaves, it gives it more time to focus on its roots. Summer is a season when the ground becomes rather arid and dry. So making your grass gain longer roots will definitely keep them from drying out. You, on the other hand, would not have to worry about having to water your grass twice each day to ensure they won’t wilt.

Feed – this is a highly important process during the summer season because it is the optimal time to do so. Think of your lawn as a bear who just came out of hibernation. It would need nutrients to get back on its own two feet; however, it would not really find much during spring. Thus, summer is the optimal time to feed. The concept is pretty much the same with your lawn. 

During the winter season, your lawn will constantly be covered in a blanket of snow and ice, making it difficult for the grass to get the nutrients it needs.  When spring thaws the ground and melts the ice, the grass starts to recover but are still too weak to stand on their own. Now, when summer arrives, the grass will be strong enough to start absorbing more nutrients. This is when you should be fertilizing your lawn and doing so will help them flourish.

Weed – with every noble intention comes the thief, the murderer, and the hypocrite. Yes, we are talking about weeds. The vile creatures that linger among the fertile crops, pilfering from the grass’ banquet and taking away the nourishment from those who are considered worthy of covering the lawn. To keep them from growing too much and overtaking every other plant in your lawn, it is important to keep a watchful eye on them and remove them as regularly as possible.

If you let weeds flourish in your lawn, it might end up damaging your lawn and you would have to go back to square one. But then again, busy people such as yourself would not really have time to spend in dealing with such lawn maintenance and landscaping affairs for your Sarasota property, no. In such situations, it is therefore ideal to hire the services of professionals to do the task for you. These trained individuals understand the science and metrics behind using fertilizers for your lawn so you don’t have to stress on whether or not these materials would be too much for your grass.

Water – it is vital to keep the grass green throughout the summer season. But it would also not be ideal to keep the soil moist beyond its capabilities. During this season, it is advisable to water the grass deeply once a day. This, paired with letting your grass grow longer roots enable the plant to hydrate itself enough throughout the day. Keep in mind that with all living creatures, overhydration can lead to death.

So there you have it, a comprehensive guide on how to take care of your lawn during the summer season. And while any property owner would prefer to take care of their lawns on their own, summer lawn care is still considered to be a daunting task for those who are still learning the works of the lawn scene. If this is the case for you, then you should hire professionals to do the work for you.

Willis Lawn and Landscape offers quality services that are perfect for any home regardless of the size of your lawn, may it be a simple garden, lawn, or a full-on landscaped property. We do it all, from tree services to lawn maintenance around Sarasota. So if you think your property needs some TLC regardless of the year, make sure to give us a call or send us an email to experience our impeccable customer service. So what are you waiting for? Partner with Willis Lawn and Landscape today and experience quality lawn service!


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