We would say that all, if not the majority of homeowners want a green lush lawn. This is especially true during the summer months when we actually use our yard for parties, barbecues, and other outdoor activities. However, it takes time and energy to create the yard of your dreams. In Spokane, you have a couple of options when it comes to your lawn in the summer. You can with let it go dormant or you can work hard to make sure it does actually thrive. In this post, we have supplied five great tips to use if you want to have the most beautiful lawn possible this summer.
Water Deeply But Not Too Often
For the majority of warm-season grasses, about an inch of water is needed a week in order to keep it doing well. This should be sufficient unless the weather is extremely hot, in which case, you may need to water more than normal. Be sure that when you do water, that you are paying close attention to your surroundings. If your yard has been getting rained on, you may want to skip watering for a few days to ensure that you are not hydrating your glass too much. Additionally, but sure that when you do water, it is thorough but not too frequent.
Make Sure You Are Mowing Often At The Right Height
When you are mowing your lawn this summer, you need to make sure that you are cutting it to the correct height. When you mow too much, it can kill your grass. In fact, taller grass is known to be more tolerant to drought and to grow deeper roots. Longer grass can also help to provide shade to the soil which will prevent weeds from germinating and growing all over your lawn.
When you mow, we would suggest that you only cut one-third of the grass’ height at one time. Make sure that the grass is still between two and three inches tall after mowing for best results as well.
Lastly, make sure that the blades of your mower are sharp and set to the right height. This will ensure that you don’t cut your grass too short and that the grass is cut correctly rather than torn.
Don’t Fertilize Too Much
While you may find it tempting to fertilize your lawn a lot in order to make it green and lush, we would encourage you to refrain from over-fertilize. Many people don’t know that when you fertilize your lawn in high temperature that you run the risk of burning your lawn. With that said, try not to fertilize during the summer at all and instead try to only do so in the spring and fall.
Keep Out An Eye For Weeds, Pests, & Diseases
Summer is the time of year when you will find you have the most issues with your lawn. You may notice that there are dandelions or other weeds popping up all over your yard. You may even see that there are pests beginning to think of your lawn as their home. If this is the case, be sure that you use some sort of pesticide to ensure that your lawn is not being attacked. Simply keeping a close eye on your lawn can help to ensure you don’t miss any of the warning signs that your lawn may be suffering.
Hire A Lawn Care Company
We’ve said it before and we’re sure that we will say it again, but there is no better way to ensure that your lawn remains healthy all year long than to hire a lawn care company. Sure, you may be able to handle all of this worry and work, but why would you want to? Contact Impeccable Landscapes today and find out more about our residential lawn care services. We would be happy to help your lawn be the best it can be this spring, summer, and beyond.