Summer is officially in full swing! That means the temperatures can reach sweltering heights at times. It is important to protect your grass and landscape from heat stress and potential damage. Every year, many homeowners are hopeful that they can achieve a beautiful lawn during the warm months of the year. If you fall into this category, here are a few tips for mitigating stress for your lawn so you can achieve the perfect yard this summer!
Refrain From Walking On Your Lawn
If possible, try to limit the amount of foot traffic on your lawn. This is especially important when your lawn is on the dryer side because it can cause the grass to be damaged. Lawns that are watered well are less likely to be damaged by footsteps. Also, you don’t want to walk over wet soil because you are risking the soil from becoming compact, which would prevent air from getting into the ground.
Always Water Your Lawn In The Morning
The absolute best time to water your lawn is in the morning. The reason is that if you wait until later in the day, the grass may not have enough time to dry out before nightfall, which can lead to disease. Also, watering in the morning is better because the wind is always calmer, which makes it more effective, and there is less water loss from evaporation when it is dark. Homeowners need to realize that they are better off watering their lawn less often but for extended periods. When you do water your lawn, you want to be sure to give it a good soak so the ground can fully absorb the moisture. There is no need to water your lawn every day; you are much better off watering it just a couple of times a week.
Keep Your Grass A Little Longer
Many homeowners make the mistake of cutting their grass way too short. Are you one of the many who cut their lawn short because you want to have to mow less often? If you are guilty of this, it is important for you to know that lawns are healthier if they are left at a longer height. Also, they will need less water and have a greener color. As a general rule of thumb, never set your lawn mower blades to cut more than a third off a grass blade. Mowing at a height of 3” or more leads to a healthier lawn.
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