We know that you are beyond excited that it is almost June! Can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday we were getting ready to celebrate the holidays. Now most of our days will be spent soaking up the rays whether it be on the lake or in our own backyards. While you may be anticipating the heat of summer, your grass is not. Your lawn can become extremely stressed out when there is a lot of heat radiating on it for weeks at a time. This is why it’s important for you to know how to properly take care of your lawn so that it doesn’t perish as you are off on your summer adventures. Continue reading below to learn more.
If you want to ensure that your lawn is able to beat the heat this summer, your best bet is going to be watering it. If you lawn is able to soak up one inch of water per week, that should be enough to keep it healthy. We are quite lucky in Washington, as we hardly ever have to use sprinklers to keep our lawns moist. With that said, however, make sure to consider how much precipitation your area is getting on a weekly basis. If it wasn’t much, you might want to consider watering the grass. Keep in mind that the best time to water your lawn is in the early morning hours.
Let It Grow
While you may be tempted to mow your lawn incessantly during the summer months, allowing it time to grow will actually render a better result. If you can’t stand the thought of not mowing relatively often, it’s a great idea to at least raise your mower blades to three inches. This way, you can mow regularly, without causing too much damage to your grass. Additionally, we would suggest that you change direction between mows. Switching back and forth will keep your grass from growing in one direction, making it look better over time.
If you aren’t familiar with topdressing, this is just the process of putting compost, soil or sand on the surface of your lawn in order to help the soil remain rich in nutrients, even during the hottest of summers. You can use a shovel to spread the topdressing on your soil and then follow up with a rake, using it to massage the topdressing into the ground. Topdressing can completely change the structure of your soil, possibly benefiting your grass for years to come, rather than just for this season.
Hire Impeccable Landscapes
If you want to be completely sure that you lawn will continue to look lush and green this summer, you can always opt to hire the professionals at Impeccable Landscapes. We can ensure that your grass will be at its healthiest all summer long when you allow us to take care of it. Call us today to get a quote on the lawn care services you are interested in and we will do everything we can to provide you with the lawn of your dreams.