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Taking Care Of Your Lawn In The Summer Heat

Posted by Alexa Lerner on Jul 9, 2018 3:33:00 PM

Taking Care Of Your Lawn In The Summer Heat

During the summer months, the hot weather and blazing sun can take a toll on your lawn. Keeping your grass healthy and looking great can be challenging. 

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Here are some tips to help you protect your lawn all summer long.

  • Sharpen Your Blades
    Keep your mower blades very sharp. Dull blades will cause the grass to fray and that makes your lawn more susceptible to turning brown.

  • Don't Cut It Too Short
    Leaving your grass a little longer in the summer will help it to develop stronger roots that can absorb and retain moisture. Try to keep your grass about 4 inches high during the warmer months.

  • Mow When It's Not Too Hot
    Mow your grass early in the morning or later in the evening. The hot sun can damage freshly cut grass.

  • How Much and When To Water
    Overwatering can damage a lawn as much as underwatering can. A lawn requires about one inch of water per week, and that includes rainfall. A rule of thumb is to water infrequently, but deeply, so that the root system can efficiently absorb and retain the moisture. 
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  • Mulching
    Use a mulching mower instead of bagging the grass clippings. The mulched grass will help to trap moisture and protect the lawn from the summer sun.

  • Fertilizing
    Avoid fertilizing your lawn during the summer months. Fertilizing can burn the lawn in the hot sun, so wait until the fall or spring.

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