7 Summer Lawn Care Tips

As we wave goodbye to June, it's safe to say that summer is officially well underway. This is the season for barbecuing, swimming, and taking care of those summer landscaping projects that you put off all spring! If you're planning to tackle your front or back yard this summer, the team at Devine & Associates Real Estate is here to help with these summer landscaping tips.

1. Keep Your Lawn Hydrated
The summer heat can be tough on your grass, trees, bushes, plants, and flowers. Keep everything looking fresh and beautiful by watering your plants and your yard every one to two days. Water them in the mornings for best results!

2. Mow Your Grass Frequently
One of the simplest, easiest ways to keep lawn looking well-maintained is mow your grass frequently, as tall grass looks derelict and unkempt. You can make your lawn look great by keeping your grass at around three to four inches high. 

3. Plant Perennials
Continually planting flowers every single year can get a bit tedious. You can help prevent the need for this type of repetitive work by planting perennials (plants that will come back every year). There are perennial flowers and greenery, so you'll be able to design a gorgeous landscape without using any annuals.

4. Ward Off Hungry Animals
Deer, squirrels, rabbits, groundhogs, turtles armadillos... central Missouri is home to all kinds of wildlife. While these animals certainly won't harm you or your children, they can do some serious aesthetic damage to your yard. Having dogs around may help to ward off the wildlife, though, or you can spray products on your plants that will deter hungry animals.

5. Keep Tree Limbs In Check
Thunderstorms abound during the summer season. Heavy rain and strong winds can knock branches off your trees, or break them so that they're hanging dangerously over your home or your yard. Keep your yard in good shape by quickly removing fallen tree limbs and trimming any hazardous branches.

6. Protect Your Grass
Footsteps can be hard on grass. If you, your family, or your guests frequently walk over one particular area, you can help protect your grass by installing stepping stones or some other form of walking path.

7. Watch Your Weeds
Unwanted weeds growing in your yard can pose problems for the plants and grasses that you do want to grow. Summer is the season that many weeds germinate for the next year, so treating your lawn for weeds now can make a big difference!

Good Luck!
Maintaining a yard can be a lot of work, keeping up with it can work wonders for your curb appeal and home staging efforts. It may even increase the property value of your home! If you have other questions about real estate in Central Missouri, give us a call - we would be happy to help you in any way we can!

Devine & Associates Real Estate
(573) 392-9900

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