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Your Summer Seasonal Checklist for Your Lawn and Tree Landscaping in Denver


July 12, 2017

Summer is an exciting time! Now that this season has kicked off, it is important that you work through your summer seasonal checklist. By just a little bit of effort, you can make a difference to be one of the best houses on your block. This will also ensure your landscaping in Denver stays in tip-top shape. Learn more about tips to water your lawn, trees and flowers, mowing and trimming, and safety tips while working. 

Tips to Watering Your Lawn, Trees and Flowers

When it comes to watering your lawn, trees, plants, shrubs and flowers, it is important to make sure they get enough water—but not too much. Too much water will hurt your plants. Kentucky blue grass is a cool season grass and does need 2-3” of precipitation a week.  It is not uncommon for Kentucky blue grass to be stressed during the peak heat of the season. This includes any rain, so you will need to plan your watering accordingly. Utilizing an irrigation system will also help to not over or under water. For the best time to water your lawn and plants, early in the morning should be your goal. When watering plants, make sure the water hits the bottom of the plant and not the leaves. If you find that you are struggling with keeping your lawn, plants to trees healthy, work with a local landscaping company and arborist. For more advice on watering an general lawn care, see what CSU has to say.

Mowing and Trimming

Do you know your turf? Denver Water explains there are seven common types of turf. Depending on your type, you will need to treat and mow accordingly. If you have one of the types of cool season grasses, they may not grow as well in the warmer climate. This is something to keep in mind if you notice your grass is not growing, browns or does not grow as well. You can work with a local landscaper or arborist to find solutions to best help your grass in the heat. For healthy, growing grass, you should avoid cutting your grass too short. This can make it more difficult for long term growth. For your mower, make sure the blades are always sharp.  For your plants, you need to make sure to trim off any dead or dying branches.

Safety Tips

During your summer seasonal landscaping care, safety should be a top priority. When trimming, it is important to wear protective gloves to avoid cuts and slices from shears. When mowing and cutting, particles can fly into your face. One of the best ways to protect yourself is by wearing safety glasses. For loud work, you can invest in ear plugs or other protection to avoid the effects of loud noises.
 
In addition to handling your checklist for your summer lawn maintenance, be sure to review the four threats to your lawn’s health this summer in Denver. For help with your trees and landscaping, contact American Arbor Care in Denver, CO for help. We have a variety of professional tree, shrub and landscape maintenance services including pruning, removal, disease management, tree planting, fertilization and more.