With unbearable heat, wild winds, and little rain, your lawn may need a little more T.L.C. this summer, but we have some easy ways to keep it in great shape.
Before You Bring Out the Lawnmower:
Cutting your lawn is necessary, but did you know it can cause a lot of stress on your grass? Mowing around dusk or dawn, when it’s cooler, rather than during peak hours (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) can keep your grass from losing too much moisture. This will lead to a healthier yard overall.
Speaking of shade, it’s a good idea to leave your grass slightly longer in the shady areas of your lawn. Since this grass gets less time in the sun, letting it grow longer will give it more surface area to collect the limited sunlight it gets, keeping it healthier.
Wait Until It’s Dry:
For best results, you should wait for your yard to dry before you take out the lawn mower. If you have to mow a wet lawn chances are that you won’t end up harming your grass, but all it takes is one dip of the mower in a wet and soggy yard to tear up a patch grass. Better safe than sorry.
Keep the Blade Sharp:
When a mowing blade is dulled down, it tends to tear the grass instead of cleanly cutting it. At best, you may notice an uneven cut over time. At worst, these tears can lead to unwanted pests or diseases in your grass. Sharpen your blades a few times each year to prevent this.
Alternate Your Pattern:
You usually can see the straight lines that you’ve cut when you finish mowing. By switching up your pattern each time you mow, you can avoid compacting soil and creating ruts.
Water your lawn once or twice a week in the summertime. Watering for about two hours should be enough to allow your yard to soak up what it needs.
Dave’s All Season Store has hoses and sprinklers available to help keep your lawn healthy and green. Stop by one of our locations today and grab what you need.