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Summer Maintenance for Your Lawn

Summer Maintenance for Your Lawn quantico creek sod

Here’s a lawn maintenance guide split into the various parts of summer for a perfect lawn care timeline.

We are halfway through May, and summer weather will be in full swing by the end of this month. That means lots of sunny days are perfect for a dip in the pool; your garden flowers will wilt but leave behind some delicious fruits and vegetables, and it’s also a crucial time for grass lawn maintenance and care. But did you know that lawn maintenance differs depending on the time of summer? Here’s a lawn maintenance guide split into the various parts of summer for a perfect lawn care timeline.

Early Summer Lawn Maintenance

Early summer, or late May through June, is by far the most important time for lawn maintenance, so there is a lot to do. First, it’s important to mow the lawn in a higher setting during this time because taller blades mean healthier roots that can absorb all the nutrients and water in the soil left behind by the previous spring season. Another important lawn maintenance tip is to use grass feed during this period. By feeding your grass in the early summer, your lawn will naturally become more resistant to the many days of hot, dry weather you will see when the summer heat reaches its peak. Lastly, this is the time to do some grub-killing lawn maintenance and weeding. Want a healthier lawn naturally? Leave the grass clippings in the yard to serve as a natural fertilizer and grass food. 

Midsummer Lawn Maintenance

Mid-summer, or late June to late July, is the period where it is by far the hottest outside all year long. Therefore, there is not much to do outside for the lawn. Keeping your lawn fed with grass fertilizer every six or eight weeks during this period is recommended, so one or two times should suffice. This is also a period where you will likely need to manually water your grass with a sprinkler system due to fewer rainy days and more heat. A simple watering lawn maintenance tip is to try taking a screwdriver and sticking it into the soil after you water. If there is moisture on it at least 6-8 inches deep, then you are watering your lawn correctly. 

Late Summer Lawn Maintenance

Late summer is the end of July until the end of August. This is usually when you’ll see temperatures dropping and more rainfall in preparation for the fall storm season. At the beginning of this stage, try to water your lawn in the morning to avoid sticky, hot weather. Lastly, continue weeding the lawn to ensure you don’t get stuck with nuisance fall weeds. 

Get Your Yard Ready for Summer!

Since our inception from a humble 30-acre field to over 4,500 acres of turf grasses, Quantico Creek Sod Farm is now the LARGEST SOD FARM IN THE TRI-STATE AREA. Our service areas cover Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC Delaware, Virginia and Northern North Carolina. Order early and order often to ensure the best service possible. Contact us through our online page. Please find us at 27616 Little Lane, Salisbury, Maryland 21801. Our phone number is 410-726-6103, and our fax number is 410-742-6550. Speak to Jason Anderson for Turf Grass Sales. Reach him by email at Finally, follow us on social media on Facebook, LinkedIn, and our blog

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