With summer coming, we’re sharing a few tips on how to keep your lawn lush and green throughout the warmer months. Dry heat often means brown and dry grass, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Keep your lawn looking it’s best for a few of these simple practices.
1. Know Your Type of Grass
Your lawn care will differ based on the type of grass you have and the climate you live in. Some grasses will do better in higher temperatures and some will do better in cooler temperatures. Different types of grass will need different care. Research what time of grass your lawn is made of us to specialize its care and help it to grow greener and stronger.
2. Proper Mowing Technique
Mowing damage can easily burn your lawn, sometimes past recovery. Burnt streaks can be left behind in the pattern of your mowing. But good news—mowing damage is easily prevented. Be sure that you are not mowing your grass too short—no shorter than three inches. You should also avoid mowing your lawn when it’s hottest outside—typically during the afternoon. The exposed to the sun can burn your lawn. You should mow your lawn regularly. A good rule of thumb is to not need to cut more than 1/3 of the grass blade off when you mow. Mowing frequently will keep your grass healthier, greener, and give it a nice manicured look.
3. How and When to Water
Water is obviously a very important part of making your grass greener. Summer months can get dry and there often isn’t much rainfall during summer months. Grass can easily go into dormancy without enough water—it will start to look brown and be dry to the touch. Because of the dry heat, you’ll need to supplement with some healthy watering practices. Practice deep watering about 3-4 days a week. This will encourage your grass to grow deep healthy roots and become greener.
4. Keeping Out Insects and Disease
The burn of summer heat can lead to insects and disease for your grass. Watering and practicing pest control will help to keep your lawn insect free. Insects are more active during the summer months; the heat can be very inviting. If you notice a surplus of bugs, contact us at All Green to get your pests under control and keep your lawn healthy.
During the summer heat, it’s important to supplement the nutrients your lawn isn’t getting. It requires a food source to grow green and grow strong. Apply a slow-release fertilizer to give your lawn a strong nutrient source.
6. Prevent Traffic
Lawns can easily get burned when they are trampled on. Too much traffic can lead to an unhealthy lawn. Having pets can also be dangerous for your lawn. Dog urine is a sure fire way to burn your grass. If you have pets, try to have them do their business in the same location and be sure to water that location soon after.