The cooler weather doesn’t mean that you can relax when it comes to protecting your lawn from weeds, pests, or diseases. Although sod disease is much less common in the cooler months, pets and weeds can continue to be a problem. However, even these have a dormant period that gives you the perfect opportunity to eliminate weeds for good.
The most important thing you can do to deter weeds in your lawn is to keep your turf strong. Your grass sod can become weak for several reasons, but the most common are completely avoidable. Work to do better with the below maintenance points, and you will see a dramatic difference in your lawn.
There is an appropriate mow height and frequency recommended by the sod grower. If you don’t keep up with appropriate mowing, it could weaken your lawn significantly, perhaps even killing your grass. Don’t mow too short or too infrequently if you want to keep your turf strong and healthy. We can help you determine the best mowing schedule for your lawn when we plant your turf.
Irrigation is another big problem for DIY sod installation. There is also a recommended amount of water that your sod should get after it is established, but many people don’t realize that this is far too much water when sod is first planted. Make sure you understand the needs of your new sod and when to switch to regular maintenance and watering schedules.
Using the right fertilizers
The best fertilizers will help your turf grow lush and green while denying nutrients to weeds and other undesirable plants. The more natural your fertilizer is, the better it will be for your grass. Making your own fertilizer from compost, etc., is a great natural fertilizer. Make sure you are also fertilizing at the right time of year.
If you are seeing brown patches on your lawn, it might be too late. Contact us today to learn if you need new sod and how to go about procuring it.