Late Summer Lawn Tips

Warm season grasses like Zoysia, Bermuda, and Centipede, prevail in our service area of Southeastern North Carolina and Northeastern South Carolina.  However, much like all turf, they require specific care during those late summer months to ensure they stay strong as another season approaches.  Here are some tips for late summer turfgrass management:

  1. August is the last month to apply fertilizer to your warm season grasses.  This will ensure that they remain strong as the temperatures begin to change.
  2. Fall Armyworms are marching strong.  Learn the signs for their presence, scout daily, and act quickly if you see them.  Refer to our latest blog post on insects to learn more about armyworm prevention and maintenance. 
  3. Late summer months are an essential time to monitor water content on your lawn as afternoon and evening thunderstorms can contribute to disease due to water standing on leaf blades throughout the night.  However, if a dry spell occurs, especially with extreme summer heat, you will need to keep your lawn wet by watering it in the morning.  This will keep it strong and help mitigate disease. 
  4. Keep weeding your lawn.  Mowing ensures that you get ahead of weed growth and hand weeding is great for spot treatment. They are also great therapy and exercise! 
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