Here are a few tips to keep your lawn beautiful all summer long.

Consistent Mowing

Georgia’s long growing season allows several types of grass to thrive on our lawns:

  • Zoysiagrass
  • Bermudagrass
  • Centipedegrass

No matter your grass, you will want to use a very sharp mower blade and cut the grass at 3” or higher (though Bermudagrass and Zoysiagrass can get down to around 1 ½” with no problems).

Keep Watering

In Georgia, fresh water is a valuable resource and must be conserved. Lawns need an inch of water a week. A single long soaking, not daily showers, is best to build deep plant roots. (Quick tip: put plastic cups on the lawn to know when you’ve given it the inch of water it needs).

Control Pests

Fire ants respond best to prevention, not eradication. If you do spot a mound in summer, you can try to tackle it yourself, or turn to experienced professionals. Engaging a lawn care service can help you keep your children and pets safe this summer by keeping Georgia’s fierce ant population out of your yard.

Every summer, you have a choice of tackling mowing, watering, lawn care and insect control yourself, or turning to the local, friendly professionals at Environmental Turf Management. Contact us today to learn how we can give you back the summer you deserve.