The first day of spring is just a couple of days away, which mean that before we know it, summer will be here. Once these warm seasons arrive, you won’t have much time before your lawn is going to need regular maintenance once again. In the spring and summer, temperatures rise and this means that your grass and soil can get dry extremely quickly. This will lead to you having to water your grass more frequently. When you water, however, your grass will begin to grow more quickly, which will mean you will have to mow more often as well. If you want to make sure that you are both watering and mowing correctly over the next few months, continue reading below.
How To Properly Mow Your Lawn
One of the biggest mistakes you can make where your lawn is concerned is cutting it too short. Many people think that the shorter they cut their grass, the less they will have to mow it. While this is true to a certain extent, you are also doing your lawn a disservice at the same time. When you mow your lawn extremely short, it cannot grow the way it should because it has to try and recover from the loss of food that was previously being produced by the blades of grass. Plain and simple, you are weakening your lawn.
Cutting Grass At A Longer Length
Besides keeping your grass strong, there are plenty of other reasons you should leave your grass at a longer length when you are cutting it. They are as follows:
- The blade of the grass is the part of the plant that produces food. When the grass is cut too short, there is less photosynthesis that is able to take place and this will continue to be the case until the plant grows a new blade.
- When the grass blades are longer, they are able to shade the ground beneath them. This will keep the soil cooler and inhibit water from evaporating. This means, the longer your grass is, the less watering it will need.
- With more shade comes less sun that can reach the soil. This will lend to fewer weed seeds being able to heat up and germinate. Therefore, there will be fewer weeds in your lawn as well.
How To Properly Water Your Lawn
While many people misunderstand the right techniques that should be used to mow their lawn, others really struggle with how to properly water their grass. This is especially true when you do not have an automated sprinkler system. While it certainly is a labor of love to manually mow your lawn, you can do it correctly with just a few easy tips.
- Watering your lawn should always be completed during the early morning hours before it gets too hot outside. If you water it at night, you are basically asking for your lawn to develop a disease.
- Either water consistently or allow for your lawn to go dormant. Do not switch your water regimen between days. When you water here and there, enough to stimulate the grass, and then you allow it to enter dormancy again will deplenish the grass’ carbohydrate reserves. This will make your grass much more vulnerable to infestations and diseases.
Need Help With Your Lawn This Spring?
We know, this all sounds pretty overwhelming and like a lot of work. We won’t lie to you, maintaining your lawn during spring and summer is a time-consuming process. Just when you feel as though your lawn has gotten to a good length and is healthy, it will time to continue maintenance in order to keep it that way.
If you want to skip all of the tedious work that your grass is going to require, it might be time for you to call Impeccable Landscapes in Spokane. We know how to take care of your lawn the right way so that you can simply enjoy looking at it after all the hard work is complete. We have a talented team of knowledgeable lawn care technicians who know all of the secrets to keeping a lawn happy and healthy throughout spring and summer. If you would like to learn more about our residential mowing services, give us a call today. We have plenty of packages for you to choose from so that you can find the perfect option for you and your yard.