Friday, June 27, 2014

Caring For Your Lawn this Summer

Hot southern summers can take a toll on your yard.  Keep in mind these lawn care tips and you'll have a lush green lawn to enjoy all summer long!

Watering - Water deeply and infrequently. General rule of thumb is about 1-1.5 inches per week.  Water early in the morning to prevent most of the water being lost to evaporation. Watering early also gives your lawn time to dry out before evening when fungus and disease can develop.

Mowing - In the summer months - mow high. Doing so will encourage root growth. Longer roots can reach deeper for moisture. Make sure your mower blades are sharp. Dull blades will pull at the grass causing additional stress. Leave the clippings as mulch. This provides a long-release fertilizer for you lawn and additional cooling. 

Following these simple tips will help keep your lawn looking good through the hot summer months.

What are some of your tried-and-true lawn tips?

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