Purely Organic Lawn Care Comments on Summer Grass Techniques

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The professionals at Purely Organic Lawn Care utilize organic solutions for lawn care.

Purely Organic Lawn Care is a natural lawn care service based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It specializes in soil testing, grub management, seed-o-vating, and utilizing granular, organic fertilizers. It believes that good lawn care is good for yards, the environment, and a home’s aesthetic.

A recent article from Reminder News outlines a few ways homeowners can utilize tools at hand in order to keep their lawns looking green, fresh, and weed-less, and in turn increase their home’s personality and value.

“Lawns say a lot about a home’s personality,” representatives from Purely Organic Lawn Care say. “Mowing height, pest control, killing weeds — it all adds up in the end. There are cheap techniques, expensive ones, and organic ones.”

The easiest thing to do is adjust a lawn mower’s height. Giving a lawn a buzz cut is not conducive to the grass. It limits rooting and dries out soil due to temperature rises. It is recommended to keep a mower blade a three inches or higher during the summer season. Many homeowners do not agree, however, and try and control spotty grass growth by keeping mower blades between an inch or two.

“Nitrogen levels are down during the summer,” the lawn care company explains. “Homeowners shouldn’t try and force growth with topsoil fertilizers or even it out by mowing closer to the soil. Growth is natural.”

The article recommends staying away from dethatching, aerating, and seeding during hotter months. Grass only requires an inch at most of water every two to three weeks. Constant lawn traffic can decrease growth, too, which directly associates to homeowners wanting to waste water and poison their lawns with pesticides. Avoid these at all costs; pesticides may help grass look healthier for a while, but they do not help over long-term growth cycles.

Insects are everywhere in the summer. The small, moth-like bugs flying out of the grass are usually webworm moths. Theses moths’ larvae feed on grass stems, but controlling them is not recommended.

“Biological processes are natural,” the organic lawn company says. “Controlling insect populations isn’t conducive to healthy growth and organic cycles. Bugs may be annoying, but they’re helping your lawn grow at a steadier, more-controlled pace and encouraging other biological cycles.”

A lot of homeowners choose to seed in July or August. However, it is recommended to hold off on lawn care until the fall, when grass can take root and remain dormant through winter. But, if a homeowner does choose to seed, he or she will have to water twice a day until the weather cools down or enough rain builds up ground water.

“There’s really not much of a reason to seed in the summers,” Purely Organic Lawn Care says. “Grass yellows out in the heat due to the lack of moisture. If you are going to do anything, put out a sprinkler for 10 minutes a day and let your grass grow as it was meant to.”

Homeowners are allowed to do as they please with their own lawns, but doing too much never helps. The professionals at Purely Organic Lawn Care offer solutions to lawn care problems that are environmentally safe and, most importantly, logical.


Purely Organic Lawn Care, a New Hampshire-based company, specializes in organic lawn care work. Services include crabgrass management, soil testing, pest control, and more. It practices organic solutions that are healthy for the environment and, in the end, lawns.

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Hank Schlepper
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