Aug 30 2017
The best time to plant fall grass seed in Eastham, MA is between August 20th and September 20th. The reason for this is simple: it is during this time of year that we experience the ideal growing conditions for fall grass seed. The soil is warm – much warmer than it’s going to be when October’s chilly temperatures arrive. It’s not too hot and not too cold, yet there is still a fairly ample amount of sunshine. Finally, rain fall at this time of year tends to be pretty decent – if it’s not wet enough, irrigation solutions provided by your Eastham landscapers can make up the shortfall easily.
This is also the time of year when Eastham homeowners need to begin thinking about fertilizing and winterizing their lawns. As a Eastham landscaping company, we work on a one on one basis with homeowners to develop a fertilizing schedule that’s appropriate for their lawn’s unique needs. This can involve regular maintenance fertilizing for lawns that have been undernourished; this can include lawns that are still recovering from the drought conditions experienced the summer before this one. Lawns that are more robust may only require one intense fertilization session in the fall; the use of slow-release fertilizer blends means your lawn’s roots can soak in nutrition all winter long.
Winterizing a lawn can include preparing trees, shrubs and hedges for heavy winter snows. Families who have fruit trees and vegetable gardens need to take steps to help these areas survive the winter successfully. The lawn may receive an especially powerful dose of fertilizer; specifics of this will depend on what other fertilizing you’ve had done throughout the fall.
Over the years that we’ve provided lawn care in Eastham, we’ve found that homeowners really enjoy knowing their lawn is officially ready for winter well ahead of time. It provides extra peace of mind, and in the case of a surprise early winter storm, can make all the difference for your lawn’s health.