A healthy lawn looks welcoming and provides the perfect place to spend time outdoors, but the hot summer months can take a toll on it. Fortunately, with proper care, your lawn can remain healthy during the summertime. Here are some tips to help keep it in top shape this season.
Make Sure Your Irrigation System is Functioning Properly
It is important that your lawn gets the water it needs to survive the summer heat. Watering your lawn deeply two or three times a week and watering early in the morning, rather than in the afternoon, can help your lawn stay hydrated and healthy. A properly working irrigation system will provide your lawn with the right amount of water at the correct time of day. Ensure that your irrigation system is in good shape, and schedule any needed maintenance or repairs so you can be certain your lawn gets the water it needs.
Avoid Cutting Your Grass Too Short
While it may seem like a good idea to cut your grass extra short during the summer so it won’t have to be mowed as often, cutting it too short can actually be damaging. Leaving your grass 3 to 3 ½ inches tall will help it shade the soil below, thus protecting the grass’ roots and keeping them cool. The shade from the blades of grass can also help reduce weeds.
Don’t Forget to Weed
When weeds do pop up in your lawn, pull them before they have a chance to spread. It may be tempting to put the chore off and wait until the weeds have grown a bit more, but weeds can spread very quickly. Weeding often will help keep them under control, which will, in turn, save time in the long run and keep your yard from looking messy. Be sure to remove the weeds’ roots and not just their stems.
Trim Trees Now to Avoid Damage From Summer Storms
With the summertime comes summer storms. Trimming your trees before storms have a chance to hit will protect your house, lawn, and landscape from future damage. Be sure to remove any branches that are dead, and trim away branches that sit too close to the house.
Summer Storm Clean Up
If a storm does cause damage, it’s important to remove broken branches and debris from your lawn. Allowing them to remain on your lawn can block sunlight and hurt the grass underneath. At A Clean Cut Lawn Care, we can remove any damaged trees and shrubs to get your lawn and landscape looking beautiful and neat once again.
By keeping these five tips in mind, you can enjoy the summer days knowing that your lawn looks great.
Contact us today for a free quote to help you achieve a beautiful lawn this summer and throughout the year!