Tips for a Healthy Summer Lawn
During the summer months, many property owners across the country are figuring out how to keep their lawns alive during the hot weather. Unlike other parts of the country that experience drought-like conditions during the summer, our area is unique in that we experience extreme heat while also getting quite a bit of rainfall. Because our area has many residents who have moved from other parts of the country, we want to share some helpful tips to ensure that your lawn remains looking beautiful throughout the summer:
Don’t Over Water
It can be tempting to water your lawn frequently due to the heat. Many people think that because it is so hot where we live that the lawn is also feeling the heat; however, it is important to remember that we also get a large quantity of rain in short time periods. That rain gets soaked into the lawn, and if you continue to water on a regular schedule, you can cause more harm to the lawn than good. Too much water can increase your likelihood of developing a disease in the lawn or attracting unwanted bugs and critters.
During the heat of summer, it is best to keep your lawn at the correct height. As mentioned above we get a lot of rain, which increases the rate of lawn growth. If the lawn gets too high, you run the risk of the lawn burning out from the heat or critters looking for a hiding spot. Be sure not to mow when the grass is too wet.
Look for Disease
Be sure to keep a lookout for the start of lawn disease. This would appear as brown or discolored patches. Also be sure to watch areas of the lawn that retain too much water, as standing water can lead to difficult problems. To counteract the development of lawn disease, be sure to use the appropriate fertilizer.
If you have any questions about installing a sprinkler system to more effectively water your lawn, we would love to help. We can also answer any questions about when to water your lawn for the most effective results. Contact us at Challenger Irrigation. We proudly serve Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Citrus counties and would love to help you.