Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Top 5 Tips to Prepare Your Lawn For the Heat of Summer

With summer officially upon us, it's time to get your lawn ready! From re-seeding any dry patches to keeping your mower well-maintained, there are a few steps that should be taken to ensure your green grass will make it through the heat of the summer.  Your trusted real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO are here to help you (and your lawn) make it though while looking good! Eagle's Nest Realty has generously provided some tips to get your lawn ready for the summer heat that will soon be upon us.

1) Seed Generously

While you may have already seeded once this year, it may be time for a second round of fertilizer. This can help green up your grass, leaving you with a beautiful and rich color to nicely accent your home. Especially if you have a dry patch or an area on your lawn that is turning brown, seed or fertilize this section to bring it back to life. This can help keep your lawn looking consistent, all summer long.

2) Remove Weeds

If you have weeds that grow in your yard, it's important to treat the issue right away. Weeds are very hearty and may continue to take over your lawn, if they are let to grow at will. Remove weeds in a timely manor to prevent the pesky plants from taking over your lawn. Dandelions are another big problem around the Lake of the Ozarks. Be sure to treat your lawn for these weeds to prevent spreading throughout your yard and entire neighborhood.

3) Maintenance the Mower

It's important to keep your lawn mower running in top shape, especially during the summer months. You don't want to run into a malfunction or a faulty part, when you need the mower the most. Change oil regularly and keep fluids full each time you use your lawn mower and/or weed eater. Sharp blades tend to slice through the grass more efficiently, therefore it's important to keep the blades sharp, as well.

4) Water When Dry

If there has not been rain in the area for a bit, you may consider turning on a sprinkler to give your grass some much needed moisture. After all, you've invested time and money into keeping your lawn looking good, don't let the heat of the summer ruin all your hard work. Some homeowners add a sprinkler system into your lawn for more convenient watering.

5) Prune Excess Growth

While this point does not pertain to the lawn, it does help improve the overall look of your home. Keep any shrubs and plants trimmed back in the summer months. This can help to prevent the look of overgrowth around your property. Trees may also need to be trimmed, depending on the type of tree. Keep your yard clippings cleaned up for a crisp, clean appearance for your yard.

Now that you know some insider tips to a beautiful green yard, you can start taking these steps to ensure your lawn looks good all summer long. The increase of temperatures in mid-MO create dry conditions most of the summer and these tips can help combat your lawn drying up and browning over. As a homeowner at the Lake of the Ozarks, it's important to keep you lawn looking good. Especially if you plan to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you want to ensure your outdoor space is in tip top shape this summer!

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