The hot summer heat can put your lawn to the test and can really defeat it if it is not healthy enough to withstand the brutal beating. Many lawns that are not maintained well from the start will have difficulty surviving a high heat summer.
In this post, We will touch on a few tips that will help your lawn stand a chance. Remember, your lawn needs your help in order to look its best during any season.
What Really Helps Your Lawn?
For starters keeping your lawn maintained regularly helps it to be strong before it encounters those high heat days. If you are regularly keeping it cut and watered properly, this is like having a lawn that works out at the gym. It is ready to stand up to the elements.
Keeping it maintained means you are not waiting till it gets so long you have to cut off an inch when you mow and making sure it is watered correctly so the roots are moistened well but not often.
These are a couple of key factors amongst other things.
Other Things To Do & Not Do
If you are in a drought situation, wait until you get some rainfall before you attempt to cut your lawn. If you feel you need to cut it, irrigate it yourself prior to cutting it. This will keep you from stressing the grass out to the point that it can’t recover.
In extreme heat do not fertilize, aerate or dethatch your lawn. In this type of heat, the lawn certainly could not handle being handled that rough. This is why these things are preferably done in the Spring & Fall.
Lastly, when you do cut your lawn don’t bag up the clippings. Let them fall into the lawn because this will help to fertilize your lawn as they decompose, they will be putting nourishment back into the lawn.
These few steps will help you help your lawn in high heat weather conditions.
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