It would be great if landscapes always lived in the ideal conditions, with the right moderate temperatures and rainfall. However, everyone knows that weather is unpredictable, especially in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Rain, drought, humidity, heat, and cold all affect your lawn and landscape. Understanding the impact these weather conditions have on your property is crucial so you know how to prepare for each season and recognize the effects on your lawn. Scientific Plant Service provides Mid-Atlantic lawns the care they need to prepare for and recover from the many curveballs seasonal weather can toss out.
The Impact of Excessive Rain on Lawn Care
Scientific Plant Service utilizes extended release fertilizers that remain in the soil and release very slowly thus avoiding wasteful and harmful release of nutrients into the environment. Our liquid applied products contain “stickers” that make the materials rain-fast after it dries.
Additionally, lots of rain and excessive humidity can contribute to more turfgrass disease than is typical. When you work with Scientific Plant Service, our technicians can check for signs of disease.
Lawn Care During Drought
The lack of rain can pose a threat to your landscape. Drought makes it challenging for weed control products to work optimally. Additionally, any lawn care stresses become more noticeable during times of drought. Vigorously growing turf can mask stress symptoms like damage from surface and sub-surface feeding insects, but drought slows down growth and accelerates the damage. Having a lawn care program that focuses on producing a strong healthy lawn and preventing lawn stresses, diseases, and more can help you avoid these unpleasant consequences.
How Hot Weather Affects Your Lawn
The key to your lawn thriving during periods of heat and drought is maintaining a strong healthy root system. Turf has an amazing ability to slow down metabolism and turn to a dormant state when heat and drought conditions become long term. During these times, your lawn is not capable of recovery from excess traffic. Try to limit your use of the lawn at these times.
How The Cold Affects Your Lawn
Fall fertilization is the most important for building a strong healthy root system. Scientific Plant Service’s extended release fertilizer provides slowly released nutrients throughout the Fall and Winter for a quick Spring green-up with a deep and healthy root system to withstand next summer’s heat and humid conditions.
While pests and diseases are not a primary concern in winter, snow mold can develop on lawns. Long periods of snow cover can lead to snow mold, but lawns usually recover. Keeping your yard clear of leaves and debris before snowfall can help prevent this occurrence.
Once you know how cold affects your lawn, as well as other seasonal occurrences, you can take action to prevent damage from forming. Scientific Plant Service can help you explore the best preventive maintenance and care opportunities throughout the year.
Scientific Plant Service Is Your Go-To Source In Landscape Healthcare
Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.
We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.