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Taking Care Of Your Lawn In The Summer Heat

Posted by Alexa Lerner on Jul 28, 2023 11:00:35 AM

What You Need To Know To Have A Lush Lawn

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. Follow these tips to protect your lawn all summer long.

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1. Mow When It Is Not Too Hot

Mow your grass early in the morning or later in the evening. The hot sun can damage freshly cut grass.

2. Don't Cut It Too Short

Try to keep your grass about 3-4 inches high when it is hot outside. Leaving your grass a little longer in the summer will help it to develop stronger roots that can absorb and retain moisture. 

3. 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.

4. When And How Much To Water

Over-watering can damage a lawn as much as under-watering can. A lawn requires about one and a half inches 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. Water in the early morning, before 10am, and use a sprinkler to apply water to the lawn to prevent run-off.

5. 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.

6. 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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