As the summer sun starts to come out, your lawn is beginning to feel the heat. It is important to take care of your yard during the hottest months. Here are five tips to keep your curb appeal and get your lawn looking green.
As the weather heats up, your lawn will need extra attention. Your lawn will need at least one inch of water a week. If you are feeling the heat, imagine what your lawn is going through. Give your lawn a bit of extra water if the temperature hits the triple digits.
WATER EARLY AND DEEPLY
The best time of day to water your lawn is in the wee hours of the morning. If you have automatic sprinklers, set them to an early hour. This helps make sure that the water does not evaporate in the intense heat or have the potential to grow fungus overnight.
Additionally, make sure to water your lawn deeply. This means watering it thoroughly a few times and letting it soak in, rather than watering it briefly and often. When it comes to your lawn’s health think quality over quantity.
When temperatures are soaring, it is best to avoid fertilizing your lawn. The chemicals in the fertilizer can burn your lawn, causing discoloration. If you do fertilize, any new growth in your lawn will struggle to survive in the heat. If possible, try using an organic fertilizer. It contains fewer chemicals and has a slow release mechanism, that is less likely to burn your grass.
This is probably the least enjoyable part of landscaping, but it must be done. The summer months are the ideal months for weeding since the weeds will bloom and release seeds for the next year. It is best to nip this in the bud, so to speak.
Hand pulling weeds are the ideal option since it causes minimum stress to the lawn. If you are going to use a chemical spray, be sure that it is organic or non-harmful for your grass.
INSECTS AND BUGS
If you live in any city with high humidity, you know how big of an annoyance they can be. Insects are common in lawns that are extremely dry. Grubs start hatching during this season. If they are a severe problem, try using a grub remover around mid-summer.