Do you like to keep your lawn green in summer? We can all agree that it is not an easy task to do! Common reasons for this include water shortages, soaring temperatures, disease-carrying bugs, and kids and pets trampling the grass. However, this doesn’t mean there are no solutions. Here is our compilation of top tips for keeping your lawn lush, green, and healthy all summer! Please read on to learn more!
1. You need to water your lawn correctly.
The best solution for maintaining the verdant look of your lawn is to water it properly! Here are some lifesaving tips:
Soak your grass during dry weather
I’m sure you’ve noticed your lawn becoming dry and brown during the prolonged absence of rainfall. You can avoid this by periodically soaking your grass.
Water your lawn in the morning
The best time to water your lawn is between 6, and 10 am because the sun is still low during that time. Since the sun won’t be as strong, there will be less water lost through evaporation, and the grass will be able to absorb more of it.
Pay attention to where the water goes.
When you water your lawn, you will want to avoid wetting your driveway, sidewalks, and other pathways at the same time! As far as possible, try to adjust your sprinkler in a way that covers your lawn only! Likewise, you can move your sprinkler to other areas if puddles start forming. These tips are efficient for saving your time and money!
2. How to keep your grass longer?
You must mow your grass on a higher setting for it to grow longer. Doing so will allow for the growth of deeper roots to take place and also prevent their damage! Then, the stronger roots will be responsible for retaining more moisture in the soil in dry weather!
3. You need to nourish your lawn.
You can apply a slow-release fertilizer to your grass to nourish it! Replenishing nutrients at regular intervals will also help your grass to become thicker. They will also become strong enough to resist the heat from the sun!
4. Remove all the weeds.
Weeding your lawn regularly will definitely pay off in the long run! You can try applying weed killer on the affected spaces for larger areas. For smaller areas like flowerbeds, you can pull out the weeds manually or use a weeding fork.
5. Aerate your lawn
Allow your lawn to “breathe.” You can aerate your lawn by pushing your garden fork into the soil at one-foot intervals. For larger yards, you can also hire an aerator! This simple and economical technique will allow your turf to absorb water properly.
6. How to prevent wear and tear?
Did you know that children, animals, workers, or vehicles can cause enormous wear and tear to your grass and the ground underneath it? To avoid damage to your grass’s structure, you can over-seed it at the beginning of fall. Thus, the lawn will have a higher chance of sprouting and recovering from the damage caused.
7. Why don’t you try a new variety of grass?
Most lawns are a mix of Perennial Rye, Kentucky Bluegrass, and Fescue. What kind of grass do you have? If your lawn is fragile and can not withstand droughts, you can consider renovating your garden by planting a new variety of grass! For instance, a Tall Fescue mix is a good choice of grass for summer!
What are the techniques that you use to maintain your lush green lawn? I always try the above tips to care for my garden grass and confirm that they work well! Would you also like to try them? Please do not forget to share your comments below!