A lack of rain made this May unusual as Virginia experienced drought-like conditions. Year to date, Virginia is more than four inches behind average rainfall totals, and some lawns have begun to show signs of stress, especially those with poor soil characteristics. However, Tall Fescue is very drought tolerant and able to bounce back once more rain arrives.
Before temperatures rise further, these simple steps can prep your lawn for summer success:
- Raise your mower to its tallest setting because taller grass has a stronger root system.
- Check sprinkler heads for proper coverage; adjust or contact your irrigation contractor as needed.
- Use a “screwdriver check” to gauge soil moisture—if a screwdriver does not go into the ground easily, it is too dry.
Our Estate Program—a comprehensive, 11-application plan—also helps prevent summer lawn disease, with grub and weed control for your lawn’s toughest months of the year. Visit our website
for more information or give us a call to upgrade your service.
Fall Aeration and Seeding season is right around the corner, starting in August. Sign up for this crucial service now at VirginiaGreen.com
, or simply call our office. This is our only service requiring advance payment, so call early for the best times.