It’s August in the Treasure Valley and kids will soon be heading back to school. As the summer begins to wind down it’s a good time to do some lawn and landscape preparation as well. This month is a great time to evaluate your landscape and determine what steps will be needed to have a healthy yard next year.
Here are some ideas of how you can use this month to have a healthier lawn and landscape:
Fertilize – Applying fertilizer towards the end of summer will go a long way to helping your lawn grow in the Spring. At this time of year your lawn is lacking nitrogen as well as some other important nutrients. Fertilizing with an organic fertilizer will supply your lawn with the nutrients it needs to continue to grow well as the weather cools down.
Prune – removing dead branches and trimming up the shrubs and small trees on your yard will not only help your landscape look clean and neat but it will also prevent dead material from accumulating on your lawn and plants. If debris builds up, it will smother any grass or vegetation and make it hard for them to grow.
Irrigate – Even though the weather is cooling down, temperatures are still high enough that it is important to ensure that your plants and lawn are getting enough water. Early mornings are the best time to water.
Weed – As soon as you notice a weed, pull it. If you don’t get to them right way they will go to seed. Weeds spread quickly and if you want to prevent your lawn or garden beds from having lots of weeds next year, it is important to take care of them now.
Overseed – If you need to sow new grass, the middle of August to mid-September is the perfect time in our region. New grass seed can be applied to bare spots or areas that are thin or dying so that it has time to germinate and establish roots before winter sets in. Make sure that your new grass is receiving plenty of water during this critical time.
Practice Deadheading – Removing the dead or faded flowers from annuals, roses, or perennials will help maintain their appearance as well improve their performance. Removing the deadheads will also help them to continue to bloom through the fall.
August isn’t the time to slack off when it comes to your Idaho landscape. The more you can do now to prepare your lawn and gardens for winter the happier you will be with your landscape in the Spring.
At Organic Solutions! Inc., we can take the hassle out of your lawn care and landscaping preparations. If you would like an estimate on our services, please give us a call, 208-884-8986, or email us, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact us through our website, www.idahoorganicsolutions.com.
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