Some people in Texas don't think they have to fertilize their lawn in the summer because they have warm-season grass. Well, we're here to tell you that you should still be fertilizing your grass because the summers in Texas can be brutal—yes, even for your warm-season grass. The summers can get incredibly hot, so your grass will need an extra boost of nutrients from some fertilizer to survive and thrive. Administer a round of fertilizer at the beginning of summer to prepare your grass for the heat ahead. Then, apply more fertilizer at the end of summer to help your grass recover from the stress of summer. During the season, you’ll also want to ensure that you're getting rid of weeds so your grass can benefit from these fertilizer treatments! Continue reading to learn more about the importance of fertilizing your lawn twice during the summer.
Fertilize your lawn once at the beginning of summer.
Even though we commonly have warm-season grasses in Texas, the summer can still be incredibly taxing on our lawn. The heat can sometimes be too much—especially in July and August—and the rise in temperature can your grass to struggle. That’s why it’s best to prepare your lawn for this heat with a fertilizer treatment at the beginning of summer. This treatment will supply your turf with essential nutrients that will boost its heat resistance and strengthen its root development to help it survive the summer heat.
Fertilizers that include micro-nutrients like iron will help strengthen your turf's roots.
Fertilize your lawn again at the end of summer.
Once your lawn is nearing the tail end of the summer season, it'll need some help to get back on its feet. Your grass will need to replenish the nutrients it used over the summer. A fertilizer treatment at the end of summer will help your grass recover and start to green up again. This treatment will also help prepare your turf for the cooler weather ahead because your grass will need to store those extra nutrients for when it eventually falls into dormancy.
Liquid fertilizers will supply your lawn with a quick boost in nutrients to help it recover faster!
Get rid of weeds in the summer, so your grass can benefit from fertilizer treatments.
It's not enough to just fertilize your lawn in the summer. You need to take the extra step and eradicate any weeds on your lawn. If you're fertilizing a yard filled with weeds, you'll inadvertently feed the weeds too. Weeds will steal nutrients away from your grass so they can grow, leaving your grass starving and weak while they flourish. This will make it much more difficult for your grass to get through the summer. The best thing you can do for your lawn is pair fertilizer treatments with weed control treatments. By keeping weeds off your lawn, you can ensure that your turf is the only thing benefitting from the extra nutrients during the summer when it needs it most.
Call us today to sign up for our lawn fertilization program!
Help your grass successfully get through the summer by signing up for our lawn fertilization program. At First Cut Lawn Services, our fertilizer treatments utilize a blend of nutrients to keep your lawn thriving through the summer and will prepare it for the winter months ahead. We even pair our program with weed control to ensure those precious nutrients aren't being stolen by any weeds! We service commercial and residential properties in the Keller, TX area, including surrounding areas like Aledo and Saginaw. Give us a call today at (817) 349-0580 to sign up for our lawn fertilization program!