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Summer Landscape Maintenance Tips

Jul 7, 2017General, Lawn maintenance

Summer Landscape Maintenance Tips

Summer may be full of warm days and relaxing evenings, but it’s also an ideal time for landscape maintenance! Think of it – flowers are in bloom, the grass is getting greener (and longer), and the foliage is becoming denser than ever.. You’ll need to keep your yard well-maintained during this hot season in order to keep your lawn looking beautiful!

Our Mountain View Landscapes team has a few tips to share on summer landscape maintenance. These will help you keep your space looking green and gorgeous all season long!

Summer Landscape Maintenance Tips

Mow Regularly and Strategically:

Start slowly by mowing only the top-third of the grass. As the summer gets hotter, increase your mowing height so the grass stays longer (but you’re still clipping off the edges). This will help keep your grass heat and drought-resistant. Also, be sure to mow in different patterns each time to prevent strips and/or ruts from forming.

Prune Your Shrubs and Perennials:

Prune back your shrubs and perennials once their flowers begin to fade. Make sure to also prune fruit-bearing shrubs, and replant fruits as necessary.

Get After Those Weeds:

Without consistent removal, weeds can take over the landscape and can rob your plants of the necessary water and nutrients they need to thrive. Remove weeds early and often, taking care to also maintain around tree trunks, as well as between driveway cracks and paving stone pathways. (Need some help selecting the perfect paving stones for your landscape? See our blog here).

Don’t Forget The Misc. Items:

There’s so many more ways you can help keep your landscape thriving this summer! Ideas include: routine waterings, consistent checking for insect damage and disease, hedge trimming, deadheading flowers, mulching flower beds, and monthly fertilizations.

Summer is one of the most beautiful times of the year. However, this season also comes with a lot of responsibility and effort to keep your landscape looking pristine.

All this work can make it difficult for many folks to keep up with, since most families are looking to go on vacations, and are seeking rest and relaxation during the warmer months.

Luckily, our Mountain View Landscapes team offers a year-round landscape maintenance package! We provide all the above services (plus many more) so that you don’t have to. You can see our full list of residential maintenance services by clicking here. Looking for commercial landscape maintenance? Click here to check out our year-round Total Grounds Care package.

Ready to ask us questions about our landscape maintenance programs? Click here to contact us today. We’ll put in all the work to keep your landscape looking beautiful. All you’ll need to do is relax and enjoy the view!


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