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Summer Lawn Care Tips

We are officially in the midst of summer, and with it come some pretty high heat days. And while the heat might be uncomfortable for you, consider what it feels like for your plants and lawn.

To ensure your lawn makes its way through the rest of summer luscious and green, here are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when it comes to your landscape:

Consider Mowing High

A longer lawn can lead to a healthier lawn. The reason is that longer grass has more surface area for photosynthesis, promoting more growth and better roots. Overall, it can lead to fewer weeds, healthier grass and less time on lawn maintenance.

Leave The Clippings

One way to feed your lawn is to leave the mowed clippings right where they fall. The clippings eventually break down, providing your lawn with nutrients it needs.

Check Your Mower

It’s also important to check your mower blades often, as dull blades will rip and pull on your grass instead of cutting it. When your lawn is cut with fresh blades, it’s a clean-cut that can heal and recover. When pulled by dull or weakened blades, the grass is left vulnerable and more prone to fungal growth or diseases.

Deep Watering

As mid-summer hits, you’ll want to ensure that as you water your lawn, you’re watering it enough to reach a depth of about 6 to 8 inches. You can use a screwdriver or hand spade to check that your water is penetrating enough.

Consider Your Watering Times

Consistent timing can waste less water and ensure that the heat isn’t evaporating the water before it hits your lawn. Consider moving your watering to the morning, anywhere between 6 and 10 am.

To ensure you are continually watering your grass as needed, a professional irrigation system can allow you to set it and forget it. Even better, it can prevent water waste as most systems are planned out based on your property.

Invest in a Professional Irrigation System

For more information on how to protect, improve and enhance your lawn, contact us at Summer Rain Sprinklers. From irrigation systems to electrical repair and emergency servicing, we’re happy to help you find a solution that fits your unique home and budget.