August 21, 2017

August Lawn Care

While August is typically a scorching month full of high temperatures and long periods of sun, this August is shaping up to be cooler and damp. August is still a critical month for lawn care, so this newsletter is packed with tips on aeration and helping your landscaping thrive in rainy weather.

It’s Not Too Late to Aerate and Over-Seed

Lawn aeration uses professional machinery to punch tiny holes in the soil of your yard. By removing some of the soil, air, water and nutrients can reach the roots of your grass for a stronger and more vibrant lawn. Lawn aeration also loosens compact soil that has been trampled down over the course of the summer. While the rain has been helping lawns that have already been aerated and over-seeded, many other lawns have not received the benefits because the soil is so compacted.

If you haven’t already aerated and over-seeded your lawn, don’t panic! September is the best time of year for these services. Taking advantage of your lawn’s natural growing patterns in September will get your family the best result possible.

A Rainy Summer

So far this August, the daily precipitation average is an incredible 0.68 inches of rain. Rain can be wonderful for helping your lawn to flourish in the late summer, when Maryland is typically in a drought. However, too much water can cause flooding and erosion. Always give your plants a check-up after an afternoon storm to make sure they did not receive any damage. Dump out tarps, bird baths and other pools of water to avoid mosquitos gathering in your yard. High humidity and summer sun can also lead to fungal growth and mold on susceptible plants, so treat plants or vines immediately to avoid permanent damage. If you aren’t sure how to take care of your plants during periods of high rain and humidity, work with your trusted grounds maintenance professional from JFC Grounds Maintenance.

Get in Touch Today

Working with a professional from JFC Grounds Maintenance means getting top-notch results from professional-grade equipment. Save yourself the time and trust your lawn to the experts at JFC. Ready to set a date for your lawn aeration and over-seeding? Give JFC Grounds Maintenance a call at (410) 655-2887.