How Weather Fluctuations Affect Your Yard - Fit Turf
Check out our online guide to learn how seasonal weather fluctuations can affect your yard, and contact our professionals for seasonal lawn care in the greater Denver, CO and Detroit, MI areas.
There are a number of environmental factors that can affect the health and appearance of your yard. Perhaps one of the biggest of these factors — and without a doubt, the most universal — is the weather. While weather patterns may vary from location to location, the weather itself is an unavoidable constant that affects each and every yard on this planet. In this short guide, our outdoor lawn care experts here at Fit Turf discuss how weather fluctuations can affect yards during all four seasons. This guide focuses primarily on the states of Colorado and Michigan (and other areas with comparable climates), as these are states that we service and know extensively. Read on for our year-round weather report, and contact our team to schedule professional lawn care services for your property today!
Spring is a transitional season characterized by sporadic weather and frequent precipitation. Spring can give you beautiful warm days and near-freezing temperatures back-to-back. For those with gardens, it’s important to refrain from planting any new veggies or flowers until you are sure that the worst of the cold weather is behind you. However, you will want to take advantage of spring’s heavy precipitation wherever possible. In the early summer, we recommend fertilizing your lawn with a slow-release fertilizer to prep it for the period of growth ahead. You’ll also want to stay on top of insecticide application and weed control as spring gets into full swing. Increased moisture and warmer weather will bring bug and weeds out in droves. Don’t go overboard on your lawn work though — excessive raking and rolling on a saturated lawn can cause damage.
Ah, summer, a time of beautiful weather, big vacations and bountiful yardwork. While your yard may arguably look its best during the summer season, there are several climate-related threats that you’ll want to look out for in these warmer months. The first, naturally, excessive heat. In Colorado and Michigan, temperatures can frequently threaten triple digits. This can cause plants to wilt and dry out quite quickly without the proper care. Stay on top of watering, but also keep in mind that summer is often a drought season. The right course of action is to water smarter without upping your water usage too much. If you have sprinklers, set them for the early morning and evening before the sun is too high in the sky. This will prevent water loss due to evaporation and will help your yard get the moisture it needs to stay strong during the warmer months. Don’t skip on pest and weed control either — summer is the season for the second coming of these unwanted invaders.
After the excessive heat of summer, the cooler temperatures and shorter days that fall brings can feel like a major blessing. However, fall weather can also bring a host of inherent issues for your yard that you’ll want to address whenever possible. The reemergence of freezing temperatures at night can damage crops before the harvest season is finished. If you see freezing temperatures in the forecast, be sure to cover your crops to prevent frost damage. Watch out for stormy weather in the form of wind and rain. Fortify gardens with fencing and growing cages, and be ready to break out the rake to stay on top of falling leaves and other debris. You’ll also want to apply a final round of fertilizer give your lawn nutrients and minerals in preparation for the colder months ahead.
By the time winter rolls around, your lawn and garden will have gone mostly dormant. But that doesn’t mean that rough winter weather can’t still do damage. Freezing temperatures, snowy and icy weather patterns and cold winds can cause serious problems for your soil and foliage. To keep your trees in great condition over the winter, we recommend scheduling winterization services before the weather gets too cold. If you live in Colorado or another area in the Rocky Mountain region, you’ll also want to look into winter mite control for your lawn.
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