6 Tips To Maintaining a Healthy, Beautiful Looking Lawn This Summer Season

6 Tips To Maintaining a Healthy, Beautiful Looking Lawn This Summer Season


The warm sunny weather is here and it’s time of the year for healthy, green growing grass. A yard doesn’t just have healthy green grass all by itself year after year. In most cases, it takes constant gardening maintenance to care for grass and maintain its gorgeous green coloring.


During this time of year, your grass needs special care. Follow these 6 tips when maintaining your lawn this summer season:

1. Cut your grass at the proper height to maintain its health. If your grass is cut too short, it will burn in the sun or die. Grass that is kept too high will start to thin out due to too much shade. Tall grass also stays damp, which can lead to mold and mildew. Trim your grass about once a week during the growing season to keep it the correct height.

2. Dethatch your yard every two or three years to remove dead grass buildup. When grass dies and new blades take its place, dead vegetation builds up on top of the soil. This can block light and air from advancing new growth.

3. Towards the end of the summer season, aerate your yard to loosen the soil and incorporate more air flow near the surface.

4. After you aerate your grass, overseed your grass. Since you already have a lawn, simply cast the seeds by hand over the grass, throwing out more seed over thin areas.

5. Water your grass on a regular basis, and after casting seed, to maintain healthy growth.

Watering lawn6. Set up a sprinkler for your yard, and water the grass once a day for 15 minutes. Be sure to avoid overwatering your grass. Continue this until you see blades of new grass growing.

Maintain that healthy, beautiful look you love all summer long by following these simple maintenance tips. Make your lawn, your home’s first impression.

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Written by: Amanda Haase

Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother`s Day is around the corner and nothing beats a homemade gift. From cards to decorations to picture frames, any Mother would feel extra special receiving one of these top homemade gifts.

1. A mason jar flower pot with a picture on it

Mason Jar








2. A notebook of reasons why your Mom is so special to you

Mom Book

3. A personalized card

Personlized Card

4. A puzzle piece picture frame

Picture Frame

5. Cookies made with extra love


Written by: Sandra Costanzo

Check Out Long Islands East End!

Check Out Long Islands East End!

Farm blog

Long Island is known for salty beaches and wide open spaces. Many  people may not know about the treasures you can discover on the  east end of our Island. Small towns and wonderful Bed & Breakfasts  are the back drop for a wonderful getaway.

A perfect weekend getaway or day trip for Long Islanders is to the  east end to visit our beautiful farms. Every season there is  something new to pick on our farms. From Pumpkins and apples in  the Fall, to Blueberries, Strawberries, vegetables and Lavender in  the Summer time. The Vineyards are a “must see” in both Summer  and Fall. Fresh baked pies are available year round and for a  limited time in the Fall, there’s Apple Cider donuts!

In addition to picking fresh fruits and vegetables in the Fall, you  can also enjoy Hay Rides, Corns Mazes and the annual “Spooky  Walk” at Camp Paquatuck in Center Moriches during Halloween  season. (To learn more about the Spooky Walk, visit  www.spookywalk.com)

Long Islands Farms and attractions are staffed by friendly locals willing to help you achieve the experience you are looking for. Not only is this a fun trip for a weekend but it is also an awesome and interactive way to spend time with your loved ones.

Visit www.eastendgetaway.com for a listing of Long Island farms as well as Vineyards, Shows and Attractions, Accommodations and even Dining and Shopping!

Take a trip and experience the beauty of Long Island’s East end.