Lawn Care Tips for Summer

Even though we’re well into summer, that doesn’t mean that you’re done with lawn care. Early in the summer is when it is time to mow high, control the weeds, and treat for pests, but there’s more to do as the summer goes on. If you want your lawn to stay nice and green all summer and into the fall, you need to keep on top of your lawn care. And where do you go when you need lawn care supplies? Aubin Hardware, of course! As an Ace Hardware in Goffstown, NH, we stock everything you need from garden tools to fertilizer.

So before you come and stock up, check out these lawn care tips for the middle and end of summer.


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Lawn Care in Mid-Summer

In mid-summer, keeping your lawn moist is key. During prolonged stretches of heat, you want to be careful that your lawn doesn’t dry out. The trick is to water your lawn deeply and infrequently. You want to water your lawn only once, maybe twice, a week. And you also want the water to permeate 4 to 6 inches into the ground. Early in the morning is the best time to water your lawn so that the lawn can sook up the water before the sun dries it out. If you’re not sure how deep into the ground the water is getting, push a screwdriver into the earth. If you feel a lot of resistance, you need to water more. On the other hand, if the soil feels loose, you’re overdoing it.

The other thing you’ll want to do is to feed your lawn, but only when it needs it. You want to keep your lawn healthy, but you don’t want to burn it with fertilizer when it’s already stressed from the heat. At Aubin Ace Hardware in Goffstown, NH, we carry a range of fertilizers from Scott’s Lawn Care Plan. come in and ask an associate about the best fertilizer to use on your lawn.


Lawn Care in Late Summer

Late in the summer, you want to prepare your lawn for the fall and winter. You should keep mowing high and watering deep. But there are a couple of other things you can do as well.

  • Aerate – Aerating your lawn is the process of breaking up the compacted soil so that air, water, and nutrients can reach the roots of your grass. The easiest way to do this is to buy or rent a core aerator.
  • Overseed – This doesn’t mean putting too much seed on your lawn. Overseeding is spreading grass seed over your existing grass rather than just on areas where the grass has been pulled up. If your lawn has bare patches at the end of the summer, overseeding can help thicken your turf.


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All Your Lawn Care Needs at Ace Hardware in Goffstown NH

Keeping your lawn beautiful and green all summer long is easy at Aubin Ace Hardware in Goffstown, NH. We have everything you need to care for your lawn all summer and to get it ready for fall and winter. Not sure what you need or what’s best for your lawn? Our staff is always happy to assist you!


Contact us at 603-668-5533 or visit us at 762 Mast Road!