Summer Lawn Care Tips to Avoid the Top 10 Grass Mistakes

In the summer, an emerald green lawn can be the pride of any homeowner. Yet, achieving that magazine-cover perfection can sometimes be elusive, courtesy of a few commonly overlooked mistakes. In this extended guide, we'll look into summer lawn care, spotlighting common pitfalls and introducing an innovative approach to lawn rejuvenation: the SodPods® grass plugs.


SodPods Grass Plugs


Planting Perfection with SodPods®

Before we dissect the challenges of summer grass care, let's focus on a revolutionary product making waves in the gardening realm. The SodPods® grass plugs are not just patches of grass. Instead, envision them as mini lawns, masterfully designed to breathe life into the barren patches in your yard.

Why SodPods® are becoming every gardener's favorite:

Effortless Planting

The SodPods Power Planter is a testament to modern gardening efficiency. No longer must you labor over digging and planting. This tool allows you to create the ideal hole for your grass plug in seconds, drastically cutting down manual labor.

Mature Roots, Robust Growth

Unlike some alternatives, these grass plugs come equipped with a mature root system. This ensures they settle faster, with a reduced risk of transplant shock, and promise better overall growth.

Eco-Friendly Watering

In an era where every drop counts, the water efficiency of SodPods® cannot be overstated. Not only do they reduce your water bills, but they also stand as an environmentally friendly choice.

A Spectrum of Choices

Your lawn's needs are unique. Understanding this, SodPods® provides an array of options, from St. Augustine to Bermuda, to Zoysia grass.

NutriPod – Fertilization Simplified

NutriPod makes the oft-confusing world of fertilization straightforward. This dissolvable pod delivers precise nutrition, removing the guesswork and ensuring your SodPods® gets just what they need.

NutriPod Fertilizer

From a Family, For Families

Knowing the source of your gardening products can be reassuring. Each SodPod® is a product of a family-owned farm, guaranteeing quality and the expertise of generations.

With the merits of SodPods® detailed, let's explore the intricacies of summer lawn care:

  1. Overwatering – A Deceptive Mistake

It's natural to assume that in the heat, your lawn needs abundant water. However, overwatering can lead to shallow root growth and make your lawn susceptible to fungal diseases. Instead of daily light watering, adopt a routine where you water deeply but less frequently.

  1. The Mowing Menace – Cutting too Short

While a short lawn might seem neat, cutting your grass too low can stress it, making it prone to pests and diseases. Always follow the "one-third rule". Only trim the top third of the grass blade during each session, ensuring you don't expose the vulnerable lower parts.

  1. Soil – Where It All Begin

Your lawn's health is synonymous with the health of its soil. Regularly test the pH and nutrient content of your soil. Aim for a pH between 6 and 7.5. If your soil is too acidic or alkaline, consider using soil amendments.

  1. Sharp Blades, Cleaner Cut

Mowing with dull blades is akin to cutting hair with a blunt scissor. It results in frayed grass edges, making your lawn susceptible to diseases. Ensure your mower blades are sharp, particularly during summer when mowing is frequent.

  1. Watering Woes – Timing is Crucial

When you water is as important as how much you water. Early morning or late afternoon is ideal. This timing reduces water loss through evaporation and prevents the likelihood of fungal diseases that thrive in the cooler nights.

  1. Aeration – Let Your Lawn Breathe

Aeration is often overlooked, yet it's crucial, especially for lawns with compacted soil. Annual aeration ensures that air, water, and nutrients can reach the grass roots efficiently.

  1. The Grass Type Conundrum

Choose grass varieties that are native or well-adapted to your region. They'll be more resilient, require less water, and be more resistant to local pests and diseases.

  1. Fertilization – Balance is Key

Over-fertilization can burn your lawn and make it more vulnerable to pests. Use fertilizers judiciously, following manufacturer guidelines. Slow-release variants are often the best choice for sustained nutrition.

  1. Vigilance Against Pests and Diseases

An infestation or disease can devastate a lawn in weeks. Regularly inspect your lawn for signs of pests or diseases. Early detection and treatment can save you a lot of time, money, and heartbreak.

  1. Establishing and Following a Routine

Consistency is pivotal. Set a lawn care routine, incorporating mowing, watering, and planting activities with products like SodPods®. Adhering to this can make lawn care less cumbersome and more effective.

Mastering Summer Lawn Care

While summer brings joy, relaxation, and sun-kissed moments on the lawn, it also brings challenges for lawn care enthusiasts. However, with knowledge, the right tools, and innovations like SodPods®, Power Planter, and NutriPod, those challenges become surmountable. Your dream of enjoying a pristine lawn, under the gentle caress of the summer sun, is within grasp. Embrace these tips, and watch your lawn transform into the lush, green sanctuary you've always desired. Here's to creating memories on a perfect summer lawn!


Briana Harris

Briana grew up surrounded by agriculture which helped her to develop a love for the industry. While attending the University of Florida, she pursued degrees in both marketing and agriculture to help farms thrive in business and connect with consumers. Briana was drawn to Bethel Farms in 2019 because of their innovative spirit and family-like culture. Briana is an active gardener and enjoys creating new ways to incorporate nature in and out of homes.   

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