How to keep your grass healthy during the hot and humid months

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It’s Summer, and you want to enjoy your yard. 

Whether it’s a slip ‘n slide for the kids or a bonfire with some tasty drinks for adults, having a yard with healthy grass can make all of the difference. So, we’d like to give you some tips and tricks to ensure your lawn remains healthy this Summer. 

Specifically through its warmest months. 

If you follow these recommendations, you’ll be more prepared to enjoy your thick, luscious lawn.

Water Consistently

Watering your grass may be the best thing you can do during warmer Summer months. Without water, your grass may begin to conserve energy (a polite way of saying it will begin dying). A good rule of thumb is that if you can’t push a 6 inch screwdriver into your lawn, it needs water; most yards need between 1 and 1.5 inches of water per week. 

Is your lawn getting enough water?

Mow The Right Height

How you mow your lawn is equally as important as how you water. During months when it’s warm and there’s less rain, we recommend that you mow your lawn at a higher level. Specifically, you should never mow more than ⅓ of the blades of grass. 

Not sure how to raise your mower height? Connect with our team!

Clean Up

This might seem like a no brainer, but be sure to clean up after your pets (and kids). Toys and other items (💩) in the yard can create dead spots and leave your yard looking like a leopard. This simple exercise can play a big role in your yard remaining healthy during the Summer months, when more people are outside. 

When’s the last time you did a clean sweep of your yard? 

Fertilize During Growth Season

Fertilizing is how you feed your lawn, and during the warm Summer months (growing season), keeping your lawn fed is crucial. Along with watering, we recommend that you fertilize. To learn more specifics about what fertilization means, check out this blog we wrote a while back

Do you fertilize in the Summer? 

Stagger The Traffic

Do you have the perfect yard for games, picnics, or other activities. Well, you might also need to be conscious of the amount of traffic your yard is receiving in certain locations. We recommend that you setup the slip ‘n slide in different locations, routinely move your pcinic table (if possible), and keep the traffic at least somewhat staggered across the yard. 

What ways can you stagger traffic? 

 

We want you to enjoy your lawn this Summer. If you follow these tips and tricks you’ll be well on your way to having a lush, beautiful yard. Even during the warmer months. 

If you have any additional questions about lawn maintenance, feel free to connect with our team. We’re always happy to help!

-TGC Team