The heat from the summer will turn your lovely lawn into brown and it will make it very unattractive. It’s normal for the summer. In fact, any landscaping professionals will tell you exactly that.
However, there are definitely some steps that you can take to keep your lawn green under the extreme heat of the summer. In this article, I will explain some of those cool tips. Visit Den Residence for more lawn caring tips.
Ways To Keep Lawn Green In Summer
1. Have The Right Grass
There are cool-season grass and hot season grass. In fact, there are a lot more different types of grass that most lawn owners don’t know. But should know about them if you don’t want to waste your effort to keep them green during the summer.
Assess the environment where you live before you decide which type of lawn grass to grow. For example, if you are living in the south of the U.S., it’s usually hot out there. So, you should grow only hot-season grass for their better survival.
2. Regular Watering
Watering your lawn regularly and in deep is the key! During the summer, you can’t skip your lawn watering. In fact, you can’t keep your lawn green if you don’t water it more often irrespective of no matter how expensive fertilizer you use.
Avoid shallow watering this time of the season. Only 1 or 1.5 inches of water will keep your lawn green. Reprogram your home irrigation system to deal with summer intelligently.
FYI: Watering more during the summer season won’t help. You must emphasize deep watering instead.
3. Timing of Watering
In addition to the regular watering, the timing of the watering is important too. Watering early in the morning (usually at 5 o’clock) will deliver a better result. You can easily achieve this if you reprogram your home irrigation system that way.
Watering early in the morning gives your lawn grass the chance to dry out the water for the whole day. That way your lawn grass will have a better chance of keeping its lush greenery.
4. Mow Carefully & High
It’s okay to mow lower during the winter season. But you have to mow higher during the summer season. Set the lawnmower on its highest setting so that it leaves the grass at least 3 inches high.
This is important to provide shade to the roots of the grass so that it can keep it cool under the scorching summer. The taller blades of the lawn grass will also provide stronger roots for survival.
Never ever mow your lawn in the heat of the sun. The heat stress will damage the lawn grass severely!
5. Apply Fertilizer
You need to apply lawn fertilizer every six weeks. That’s what professional landscaping contractors recommend. But make sure the fertilizer has a lower level of nitrogen (in between 10 to 14 is ideal). This is important to prevent the faster growth of the lawn grass which is not ideal all the time.
If you are not sure about applying fertilizer, you can always leave the grass clippings on the lawn to provide the necessary nutrients. You should use a mulching mower for this purpose.
6. Clear Pet Waste
Not just your child, your pets also play on the lawn and there might be some spots caused by your pet waste. So, there will be several brown spots on your lawn and you need to take care of that too.
Some companies offer to repair kits to re-grow such brown spots. Such repairing kits take only 3 to 4 days to re-grow such spots!
7. Lawn Mower Maintenance
You do not want to harm your lawn grass with a poorly maintained lawnmower. It will make your turf suffer for sure. Keep the blades of your lawnmower sharpened before the beginning of the mowing season.
More so, change the spark plugs, old oil, and filter to keep your mower in a tip-top condition.
There is no more pain seeing your beloved lawn turned into brown during the summer. You don’t need any professional help to keep it green.
I am 100% confident that if you follow the above-mentioned tips, your lawn will keep green all the time including the summer season.