The harsh summer sun can really take a toll on your lawn. The heat dries out the grass, leaving it yellow and patchy. If your lawn is in dire need of some TLC, don’t despair. There are plenty of things you can do to bring it back to life. With a little effort, you can have a green, luscious lawn that will be the envy of the neighborhood.
One of the best things you can do for your lawn is to fertilize it. Fertilizer provides the grass with much-needed nutrients that help it withstand the heat better. Be sure to choose a fertilizer that’s specifically designed for summer use. You should apply fertilizer to your lawn every six weeks or so.
Another important thing you can do for your lawn is to water it regularly and deeply. Watering deeply encourages the roots to grow deeper into the soil, making them less susceptible to heat and drought stress. Aim to water your lawn about one to two inches per week. If possible, water in the morning so that the grass has time to dry off before nightfall. This will help prevent fungal diseases from taking hold.
And last but not least, be sure to mow your lawn regularly and at the correct height depending on your grass type. Be sure to mow when the grass is dry, and never take off more than one-third of the blade length at a time. The ideal mowing height for most grasses is three inches.
By following these simple tips, you can have a beautiful, healthy lawn all summer long, or contact us today for your free lawn assessment.