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9 End of Summer Lawn Care Tips for Your Georgia Lawn

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While it is only the middle of August, now is a good time to start thinking about getting your lawn ready for the next season. Sure, it’s Georgia, and we have several more weeks before it officially feels like fall. But it never hurts to start planning now for the projects and tasks ahead. After all, you don’t want to have to start from scratch next year! So, to keep your yard looking fantastic now, as well as later, be sure to implement these tips as you look to the seasons ahead.

9 Lawn Care Tips for Summer’s End

1.     Don’t cut your grass too low! Ideally, you need to set your mower’s blades to be between 3 and 4 inches. Taller grass will lead to deeper roots, keep weeds from growing and help your lawn sustain a water shortage.

2.     Get your lawn mowers’ blades sharpened. A dull blade will cause significant damage to the grass, which can cause the grass to brown.

3.     When mowing your lawn during the hottest time of the year (Yay, Summer!) it is always best to cut grass during the coolest time of day – ideally morning or at dusk. Additional lawn care tip – your lawn doesn’t need to be cut as often during the summer as the hot sun is bad for the grass!

4.     When mowing your lawn, don’t obsess over collecting all the grass clippings. Rather let them stay where they fall as this helps trap moisture near the soil and actually helps your lawn stay healthier.

5.     Rather than watering your lawn a little every day, it is healthier for it to be watered thoroughly in one time frame. To get the most out of watering, this should also be done either in the morning or late evening hours.

6.     Hot summer weather can cause your lawn to be attacked by insects and disease. If you are concerned about insect infestations, be sure to talk to an Outdoor Makeover & Construction specialist.

7.     Aerate your lawn. After a summer of heat beating down on your lawn, you need to let it breathe. Aerating your lawn will allow water, air, nutrients and fertilizer to get to the roots of the grass so that it will be healthier in the future.

8.     If your lawn looks patchy in areas, or perhaps dry and brown, then plan on reseeding those areas using a broadcast spreader.

9.     As summer turns into fall, take a day to get it ready for cooler temps by fortifying it with nutrients, mulching or an organic fall winterizer.

Having a great looking lawn next year, begins now. Taking time to prepare now will be worth it. If you have any questions or concerns about other lawn care tips, or are perhaps wanting to change your landscape for next year, talk to one of our knowledgeable pros at Outdoor Makeover & Construction. We would love to hear from you!

  • “Last June, my wife and I contacted Outdoor Makeover regarding replacing the “weeds” in our front lawn with sod, replacement of all shrubs in the front and back yards and the planting several new trees throughout our property. Once we confirmed the design plan, the Outdoor Makeover crew got started immediately. The job soon took on a life of its own and Navid and his crew were ready and willing to be flexible and get the job done. It is a pleasure to work with a professional that understands the meaning of good communication and customer service. The project came out perfect and we are very happy with our new lawn, shrubs and trees. We look forward to a mutually beneficial, long-term relationship with Outdoor Makeover.”

    Amy & Joe Roswell, GA

  • “We contacted a number of landscapers before we found Outdoor Makeover. Navid and Omid worked hard on improving our front and backyard. They worked quickly and diligently and now we have a beautiful lawn and outdoor entertainment area. Their customer service was excellent. They called or emailed us a number of times just to make sure everything was right and we were satisfied. Great Job - Great Customer Service - Great People!”

    Patrice & David Alpharetta, GA

  • “Navid and the Outdoor Makeover team are top notch. They found solutions within our price range and help us accomplish our most important priorities. Further, even after we paid them in full and needed them to come back to touch up some items, they came back within 1 week. This is UNHEARD of these days! I would highly recommend them to everyone!”

    Ryan E. Marietta, GA

  • “Navid and his team have exceptional vision and incredible talent for design.
    Outdoor Makeover delivered a plan that is much better than the competitors from design to build. I ended up with an exceptional result that I totally love and enjoy daily. I am very proud to show off my special area in my yard and everyone loves hanging outside now; Navid asked questions to figure out my lifestyle. Furthermore, Navid discovered what I needed and wanted, of which I was unaware when we started the process.”

    Christy A. Sandy Springs, GA

  • “While we had a general idea of some things we wanted done, Navid was able to envision a work product beyond that which we could have imagined. In addition to being very accessible, Navid was very customer focused and was intent throughout the project of ensuring that our expectations were met. We were amazed at his team’s ability to execute so quickly from “design” to final product. Expectations were more than exceeded, and we would certainly use Navid and Outdoor Makeover on future projects.”

    Larry S. Atlanta, GA

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