Keeping your lawn green in the summer heat can be difficult. In addition to watering habits, we have a few other tips to help keep your lawn green all summer long.
Raise the Mower Blade
To help protect the roots of your grass and prevent them form sun exposure, raise the blade on your mower. If you use a lawn crew to cut your lawn, request that they keep the grass about three inches high.
Deep Water Regularly
Due to watering restrictions, you may need to adjust how you water. But, deep watering is what lawns need to stay healthy and green. Instead of a few minuets every day, try watering for longer periods two times a week. Ideally you’d give your lawn 1-1.5 inches of water. Depending on how your sprinklers are setup of the type of sprinkler you use on a hose, you should probably water for about 20 minutes per area.
If you have a sprinkler system, you can program it to start early in the morning. 4:30 to 5am are great starting times for watering your lawn. This allows your lawn time to dry out during they day and help prevent any fungus or disease.
Although it is summer, fertilizing your lawn is still a good idea. To prevent the lawn from growing too quickly, you can use a fertilizer with a lower nitrogen level. This will help keep the lawn green, but prevent it from growing too fast.
The summer heat in the Rockwall area is no joke. It can definitely take a healthy lawn and burn it up if the lawn is not properly maintained. At Green Lawn Fertilizing, we provide fertilization, weed control and other lawn care services to keep your lawn healthy and green. Contact us today to schedule a quote.