Believe it or not, some types of fungus can actually grow on your lawn. Although this sounds inevitable and not something that you can stop, you actually can. Here are some tips on how to manage this task all summer long.
Slow Down Fungal Growth
Start by doing what you can to stop fungal growth. Do everything you can to make sure that the grass on your lawn is as healthy as can be. Different pests can hide out in the grass, such as weeds and beetles that could contribute to a fungus taking root and slowly strangling your beautiful lawn this summer.
Give Your Lawn Sustenance
Another key part of the process is to feed and fertilize your lawn. Giving your grass the right blend of nutrients will help them grow strong. The roots will also be stronger. You should fertilize your lawn four times a year – roughly once per season. So if you haven’t done it (or it’s been a few months since you last did it) then it might be the right time to do so again.
It’s also important to make sure that your lawn gets enough water. If it doesn’t, then it will weaker and more prone to infection. Still, you must be sure not to overdo it, because the fungal enemy loves it when it’s wet. Watering in the morning between the hours of 6 AM and 10 AM helps to ensure that the water has enough time to soak in and dry off, which helps to repel the growth of any fungi waiting to turn your lawn into their new home.
Mow Smarter, Not Harder
Warmer weather means more time spent outside. Taking care of your lawn probably sounds like a tedious chore that wastes away your precious weekend time. But that isn’t always the case. Did you know that mowing your lawn helps it flourish? The key is to mow smarter, not harder; this way, you can help it become stronger against fungal infections. Cutting your grass too short is a bad idea – regardless of aesthetics, you could be making it weaker by accident. Do your research on bermudagrass and zoysiagrass – they need to be allowed to grow to different heights, so doing your homework first is for the best.
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