The summer lawn season of 2018 has literally left many tracks across the lawns in Northern Lake County. As we had numerous rain days and service delays in June, July started off with a bang. We then witnessed and are still investigating a heat tracking event that occurred July 13.
Warmer temperatures hit around the holiday week and have continued along with minimal rain for the rest of the month. This has left a lot of lawns turning brown form heat and moisture (lack of) stress. Once again this year the heat tracking phenomenon has hit the area hard. On Friday July 13 many instances of heat tracking occurred across the area. As I have posted heat tracking in previous year’s blogs, this year the damage was even worse. Since the event took place on Friday July 13, most of the damage was done by lawn mowers as many lawn care service providers mow on Friday afternoon in a dry week. Therefore most of the damage occurred from both commercial and residential lawn mowers that mowed in the afternoon that eerie Friday the 13th.
More heat tracking from lawn mowers in Lake Villa