Southeastern Idaho goes through some pretty rough winters. But, with spring weather getting ready to return, it is time everyone turns their attention to their lawns once again.
Lawns need extra attention in Idaho because of our higher altitude. Here at Pest Control Idaho we often get asked all sorts of questions about proper lawn maintenance and weed control. Read on to find out our three tips for a healthy lawn.
Tip #1: Choose the Right Grass for the Job
First, determine what will happen on the grass. Will the grass need to stand up to children playing on it? Will there be landscaping covering large areas?
We recommend four types of grass that can stand up to extreme weather changes:
- Fine Fescues: A hearty type of grass that can take extremely low temperatures and survive in the shade quite well. Not the greatest for highly trafficked areas.
- Tall Fescues: A “bunch-type” of grass that grows in clumps. It prefers to grow in warmer climates such as Southern Idaho areas.
- Kentucky Bluegrass: This type of grass is probably the most common type used in Idaho. It can easily handle cold weather but does not prefer the shade.
- Perennial Ryegrass: Another “”bunch-type of grass that grows in clumps. The ryegrass does not prefer cold weather but is mixed with other grass seeds, acting as a booster or filler.
Tip #2: Get the Mowing Height Right
Mowing grass at the correct height is one of the most important steps you can take to maintain your lawn. We recommend keeping a grass height of anywhere between 2.5 and 3 inches....