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4 Steps You Should Take Before Autumn

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 15 August , 2018

Autumn officially begins this year on Saturday, Sept. 22. Because the associated cooler temperatures generally make for more time outside with family and friends, there are steps you can take to make your lawn more of an outdoor haven.  

The San Diego landscaping experts here at Juniper Landscape Company are happy to provide these tips for you. As always, we’d love the opportunity to work with you in transforming your landscaping dreams into a reality or providing general landscaping maintenance.

Late Summer Lawn Care Tips

  1. Aerate your soil.
    Late summer is the ideal time to aerate your soil. By punching small holes into the soil, access to your grass’s roots become much easier for fertilizer, water and oxygen. This is especially true if your lawn receives heavy foot traffic from children and pets, which often results in soil compaction.
  2. Keep watering your grass.
    The key to a healthy lawn is in your soil, so keep it nice and moist, which in turn keeps the roots of the grass and other plants from drying out.
  3. Don’t back off on the mowing.
    Even though the growth of your lawn may slow down, your lawn’s health is dependent upon keeping it at a healthy length.
Zoysia 0.5” – 1.5”  
Centipede 1.5”- 2.5”
Bermuda 0.5” – 1.5”  
Ryegrass 1.5”- 2.5”
St. Augustine 2” – 4”
Bahiagrass 2” – 3”
Buffalograss 2” – 3”

Prevent weed growth by applying a pre-emergent herbicide.
Yes, weeds can infest your lawn during the winter. Applying a pre-emergent herbicide targets weeds before they germinate, can go a long way in preventing growth things like crabgrass.

If you’re looking expert landscaping help in San Diego, get in touch with Juniper Landscape Company.

Whether it’s providing regular lawn maintenance, helping you to select the right trees and plants or working with you to design a whole new landscape for your property, we’d love to work with you in adding value to your San Diego home.

Call us here at Juniper Landscape Company. Our number is 619-334-9464 or you can reach us via email.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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