Summer, Don’t Go!

We’re loving every moment of this prolonged sunny weather, and not yet ready for summer’s departure.  Some of you may be, however, and so we’ve compiled a short list of tasks to keep your lawn happy throughout the fall season:

Mowing – If you’ve kept your mowing blade at three or more inches throughout the summer, it’s now a safe bet to lower your blade to about 2 ½ inches.  Newly installed lawns should continue to be mowed at a taller setting.

Overseeding – Have you noticed thin areas of your lawn?  Now’s the perfect time to apply a layer of grass seed.  Prepare the soil by first scratching it with a rake or a dethatching machine.  A light layer of compost on top of the seed will boost germination.

Fertilizing – Water is key after this round of fertilizer as fall rains haven’t yet begun.  A slow-release form of fertilizer is recommended in November to provide nutrients throughout the winter months.

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One of our maintenance sites after recent fertilization and fresh mow.

If the tasks listed above seem daunting, give us a call today!  Healthy lawns are our specialty.

Thanks for reading our blog.  Northwest Construction & Landscape, LLC is a Kitsap County landscaping company that offers landscaping, decorative concrete and lawn maintenance services to homes and businesses across Kitsap and Pierce counties.