Summer is the most stressful time of year for our lawn. Our cool-season grasses do not appreciate multiple days above 100 degrees. The good news is that late summer and early fall are the optimal time for our lawns to recover and in this article I will outline the multi-step process.
Idaho is unique in more ways than one. We are considered part of the Pacific Northwest; however, we don’t share many of the qualities often associated with the region. Our winters are cold and often dry. Spring changes quickly to summer, and rainfall is drastically less than the rest of Pacific Northwest. In reality, we’re a northwest and southern climate blend. This creates some interesting challenges for our lawns to overcome.
Recently, Jim Zamzow was asked to speak at the Nampa Public Library concerning healthy soil and the impact it has on our water quality, in conjunction with a traveling exhibit on water from the Smithsonian Museum. We don’t think about this very much, however, it should be one of the most important things we consider when fertilizing our lawns, landscape, and gardens.