We’re deep in the “dog days of summer,” the hottest time of the year. With high temperatures and dry weather, your lawn and plants can start to suffer. Follow these summer lawn care tips to ensure your lawn continues to thrive before falls comes knocking on the door.
Proper Water Techniques
Try to water your lawn early in the morning, preferably between 5 AM and 9 AM. The sun is not yet at its highest point so your lawn will have time to absorb the water. As the sun rises, it will dry the blades of grass.
Prepare for Fall Seeding
Take the time to remove any weeds in your yard. This step will alleviate some of the extra work once fall weather rolls in.
Aerate Your Lawn
Aeration is key to a healthy lawn. It helps cut down on thatch (the brown straw-like organic material that you find around the base of grass), encourages the processes of water, oxygen, and nutrients transferring into the soil, and assists with healthy root growth.
Take Advantage of Heavy Rainfall
August falls in the middle of hurricane season. Take advantage of the heavy rains/storms predicted for your area and fertilize your lawn.
During these days of high heat, it is important not to worry. Brown or yellow spots on your lawn during this time of year are going to happen. What is key is the communication between you and your licensed lawn care company. If you have concerns regarding the health of your lawn, relay them to your lawn care professional. They can look at your lawn maintenance schedule and work with you to set up a lawn care service that addresses your concerns and ensures your lawn is healthy year-round.