What your lawn needs in August

Garden Center Pro Tips

Tips from our Pro Staff: Helping your lawn beat the heat

This month, your lawn needs help beating the heat, but August is also a good time to prepare for the coming seasons.

August is typically one of the hottest times of the year, when gardens and gardeners are both subject to being baked by the hot sun.What your lawn needs in August Gardening this month is best done in the early morning or late evening when temperatures are more comfortable, and you are less likely to suffer heat-related illness or injury.

Lawn Maintenance and Preparation

  • Aerate and dethatch your lawn.
  • Help your grass beat the heat and reduce lawn maintenance by keeping your lawn mower blade on the highest setting. Don’t be concerned if parts of your yard turn brown – it can happen this time of year.
  • It’s time to get ready for overseeding your lawn.  Level low spots and remove weeds. Choose and order your grass seed in advance. Overseeding is critical in growing a healthy, lush lawn. Grass slows down its rate of reproduction after a few years. Lawns that haven’t been overseeded in a while can grow thin and aren’t as healthy. This makes it easier for weeds to overtake the lawn. Overseeding isn’t hard, and the results are well worth the time and effort.  Ask us if you have questions.

Come back for more Pro Tips on caring for your lawn and garden!   We’ll cover August care for your vegetable garden, trees, shrubs and more – plus give you a heads up on pests and problems to watch for.  

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