Central Oregon Lawn Care Tips
Whether you’re a home owner with pride of ownership or one looking to sell (or both), a green lawn is a great way to add curb appeal. With Central Oregon being a bit more tempermental on temperatures there are certain lawn care tips that will ensure a healthy green lawn during the growing season.
The best time to water your lawn is in the morning or evening. Watering in the afternoon will encourage fungal growth and make the grass more susceptible to disease.
If you are unsure about when you should water your lawn, check the weather report for precipitation levels and temperature forecasts. If there has been no rain in over a week and temperatures are above 60 degrees Fahrenheit, then it is safe to assume that it’s time to water your yard!
Know When to Mow
Mow your lawn when the grass is dry. This will help prevent clumping and matting, which can cause stress on the turf’s roots.
Mow at the highest setting possible for your mower, since this will reduce wear on the blades and extend their lifespan.
Mow in a direction that runs perpendicular to the way your lawn grows (north-south or east-west). This will ensure that you’re not removing more than necessary from any one area of your yard!
Do not mow wet grass–it can lead to damage from mold or fungus growth down below ground level if left untreated for too long!
Keep Your Soil Healthy and Happy
Maintaining a healthy lawn is the best way to ensure that it will be able to withstand drought conditions and stay green. To maintain healthy soil, you should:
– Keep the soil moist but not wet. Soil needs to be moist enough so that it can absorb water easily, but not so much that it stays saturated for long periods of time (which can lead to fungal growth). If you notice patches of dryness or mud puddles after watering, then your lawn may need more frequent watering.
– Ensure good aeration of your grass by using a lightweight rotary tiller every few years (or hire someone else who has access to one!). This will help break up compacted areas in the ground where nutrients cannot reach plants’ roots as easily because there’s less space between them for oxygenated air flow through these spaces; this results in poor growth and health overall due to limited nutrition available from these plants taking place throughout each year’s growing season.
Checking these 3 boxes will help your lawn and curb appeal out tremendously. Good luck this year during the growing season and don’t hesitate to ask the internet or local professionals.