Three ways to keep your lawn healthy all year long

If maintaining the perfect Denver lawn feels like a never-ending chore, we get it! While our professional team is always ready to assist you with all of your Denver lawn care needs, there are a few easy things you can do to keep your yard healthy no matter the season. Check out a few of our favorite tips below to keep your lawn in tip-top shape all year long.  

Mow at the right height

While it may seem easier to set your lawnmower to a single setting and hope for the best, understanding the best height to keep your grass at throughout the year is an easy way to keep your yard healthy. Prior to your first spring mow, we suggest waiting until grass is at least 2 to 3 inches. Once it has reached this length, keep your setting a bit higher, leaving your freshly cut grass around 3 inches tall. For the summer months, we recommend grass lengths of around 3.5 to 4 inches. This height helps protect the lawn from intense heat and weeds. In the fall, mid-lengths are preferred. Prior to the first frost of the winter season, we suggest mowing grass lower (around 2.5 inches). However, be careful not to cut too low as this can expose your lawn to the harsh winter conditions.

Water accurately

In dry climates, like Colorado, watering is an important part of maintaining a healthy lawn. If you are unsure of how much or when to water, we have a few suggestions. Most Denver lawns require around 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week. This is especially true during the summer and early fall (or between May and October), when most Denver residents must adhere to watering restrictions. During these months we suggest watering in the morning, between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. Since this time frame is often accompanied by cooler temperatures, water is given adequate time to absorb into the grass roots (rather than evaporating quickly). You may also find your lawn needs additional watering during the winter months. However, this should be done only once or twice a month during dry periods, when there is little to no snow cover, and temperatures are above 40-degrees.

Watch for signs of pests and diseases

Monitoring your lawn for signs of pest infestations and diseases is another easy way to keep your lawn thriving. We suggest keeping an eye out for areas that are discolored, bald, or patchy. You should also monitor grass blades for bite marks and holes in your lawn’s soil. If you notice any of these signs, we highly recommend contacting a lawn care professional, like the team at Growing Green, to help diagnose and eradicate the problem before it worsens.

If you have questions or concerns about the health of your Denver lawn, contact the experts at Growing Green. We are available to assist you with lawn care, organic weed control, tree and shrub maintenance, landscaping projects, and much more. For the colder months, we also offer 24/7 snow removal and plowing services. Give our knowledgeable staff a call and set up your first appointment, today!
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