One of the main concerns we hear from homeowners all the time is that they struggle with how to properly maintain the landscaping on their property during the summer months. While the temperatures in Spokane do not tend to become extreme during the summer, there are hot days and often heavy rainstorms that we have to combat. If you are not experienced with landscaping and/or lawn care, you may be worried that your grass might dry out, your plants might wilt, or that your lawn, in general, isn’t going to be as healthy as it could be come July and August. Lucky for you, we are more than experienced at Impeccable Landscapes and we would like to help you. Continue reading below to learn more about how you should care for your lawn and landscaping over the next few months.
Summer Landscaping Tips
There are many steps you can take to help your landscaping to thrive during the summer season. We are lucky in Washington that we do not see many days with extreme heat, but we do have our own weather patterns to consider. Check out the tips below to make sure you are tending your lawn properly over the next few months.
During the summer months, there are many people who make the mistake of mowing their lawn way too short so that they do not have to mow as often. However, when you cut your grass too short, you are really damaging it and making it much easier for your grass to dry out relatively quickly. You are also doing your grass a disservice as you are reducing the ability the grass has to produce energy for growth, providing less shade for the roots and assisting water in evaporating faster. Additionally, you are running the risk of ripping chunks of grass out of your lawn with your mower, which will lead to you having a patchy lawn.
Another mistake many homeowners make when it is hot outside is that they will overwater their plants and their grass. Even when it rains, people do not think that this amount of water is sufficient for keeping their lawn properly hydrated and then they end up given their yard too much moisture. Overwatering leads to oxygen being unable to reach the roots of the plant. Nutrients are also washed away every time you water your grass or plants, preventing them from being able to thrive. Your best bet is to water your lawn in the mornings and skip days when there is a significant amount of rain that falls.
We have found that when people are having issues with their lawns, their first step is normally something that they think will be a quick fix and that thing is fertilizing. While this may seem like the right step to take in theory, it simply isn’t going to render the results you are trying to achieve. Many people want to fertilize their lawns during the summer to give their grass or plants an extra push to grow. However, this is not a good idea as applying fertilizer in the heat can lead to your lawn becoming burned. Instead, trust in the process and let your plants and grass grow at their own rate. If you still want to fertilize, make sure you only do so in spring or fall.
Shade is one of the best ways to protect plants from the summer sun beaming down on them. If you are planning on planting a garden, your best bet is to plant it in a location where the garden will get sunlight in the morning and shade in the afternoon. This will ensure that you do not kill your plants from them getting too much sunlight, but also allows them to soak up the water and nutrients they need for part of the day as well. If you do notice that your plants are wilting, remove the dry leaves and water your plants a bit more often than you currently are.
Hire A Landscaping Company Today
Maintaining a landscape that is healthy during the summer can be a difficult task. However, if you are looking for a helping hand, the experts at Impeccable Landscapes are here to assist you. Our expert team has been helping to bring the lawns, gardens, and landscaping of many Spokane residents back to life over the last few decades and we would like to help you as well. While it might be nice if you could do it all on your own, the truth is, some people just need a little bit more assistance to get their landscaping back on the right foot. Check out our landscaping services today and decide if any of them are what you are looking for today!