The heat of the summer is upon us, and one of the most important chores we all have to take care of every summer is lawn care. As a company that offers lawn care services in Edina and the surrounding areas, we thought we would share a few important lawn care tips.

Mowing Your Lawn is Important

One of the most popular and important lawn care services we offer is mowing. You should set your lawn mower’s blades to mow your grass to about three inches high or so. This will help your grass develop deeper roots and dry out slower than shorter grass.

Watering Properly is Important Too

We offer design, installation, repair and maintenance of irrigation systems. This is another one of our most popular lawn care services because the proper amount and timing of water for your grass and landscaping is vital to its health and well being. If you do not have an irrigation system, just be sure you water your grass infrequently but deeply. Apply about an inch and a half to two inches of water per watering session, and try to water sometime in the early morning hours if you can.

Water or Do Not Water

Choose one or the other when it comes to watering your grass. Either make sure you water it regularly but infrequently or do not water it at all. If your grass turns brown and goes dormant in the summer time, leave it that way all summer. Your grass is still fine and will rebound during the fall.

Mulch Grass Clippings

One of the best ways to keep your grass nice and moist is to mulch the grass clippings and leave them on your grass after you are done mowing. Be sure your mower’s blades are nice and sharp too. This will help minimize the stress your grass is under during the hot summer weather.

Fertilize with Care

Most of the time, we do not recommend that you do a lot of grass fertilization during the hottest months of the year. This can cause your lawn more harm than good. Fertilization is one of our lawn care services, so if you are interested in fertilizing your lawn, call us and we can come out and let you know if your grass needs it and what time of year would be best for it.

Do you want to learn more about lawn care services in Edina? Call Advanced Irrigation at 612-599-8675 or you can contact us to set up your Free Estimate.