How to Keep Your Lawn Green and Healthy During a Heat Wave

States such as Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina, are going into month number 3 of temperatures in the 90’s. Not only is the heat taking a toll on humans, it’s probably taking a toll on your lawn as well. With temperatures so high, there are less people mowing and more people using their sprinkler systems. Using a sprinkler system can be beneficial to your lawn, ensuring it does not dry out. When a lawn becomes dry it can develop patches of grass that can turn brown or thin.

Here are a few tips on how to keep your lawn green and healthy as we head into fall:

• Check your irrigation system to ensure that the sprinkler heads are covered properly
• A deep watering 2-3 times a week is best for most lawns. However, if you’re lawn is in full sun you may need to water 4-5 days per week
• Water in early morning hours to avoid evaporation
• Raise the blades on your mower – taller grass does a better job at retaining water
• Wait for a cooler day to mow the grass to minimize water loss
• Say no to fertilizer. Extreme temperatures and fertilizer are a bad combination. Wait until the cooler fall months to fertilize your lawn
• Have fun while watering your lawn. The whole family can enjoy cooling off by playing in the sprinklers while keeping your lawn healthy.
• For your own safety, mow in early morning or late evening when the temperatures are lower

Call Northwest for your FREE Lawn Care Analysis on how to keep your lawn healthy all year long!

Northwest Exterminating
830 Kennesaw Ave MariettaGA30060 USA 
 • 888-466-7849

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