If you feel beat during summer, can you imagine how much more heat and stress your lawn needs to sustain? Here’s how you can help it stay luscious despite the summer heat.
1. Keep the Right Grass Height
If you have to mow, do not cut more than one-third of the grass height, as this leads your grass to grow short roots.
2. Water Appropriately
Knowing the best time to water during summer is key to keeping your lawn green and healthy. While it can be tempting to water often, lawns don’t need more than 2-3 times per week of long soaking.
3. Avoid Fertilizing or Cultivating
During summer, your lawn will require more energy than it can produce. Fertilizing or cultivating your lawn causes much more stress than it can handle.
4. Use Sharp Blades When Mowing
Cutting with a dull blade can damage the plant tissue and cause discoloration of the grass. Sharp blades, on the other hand, allows the grass tissues to heal faster.
5. Limit Foot Traffic on Your Lawn
Driving or walking over your lawn can lead to soil compaction, which prevents your lawn from getting enough oxygen. Avoid walking and parking on your grass during the dry months.
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