Summer is the time when your lawn really starts to show its true colours – or lack thereof. If you want to maintain a healthy, green lawn all summer long, there are a few things you need to do.
First and foremost, make sure you’re mowing properly. Grass should be cut no shorter than 3 inches, and no longer than 4 inches. This may seem like a small difference, but it can make a big impact on the health of your lawn.
Secondly, water deeply and infrequently. Grass roots need water to grow deep and strong, so once or twice a week is usually sufficient. Water early in the morning so that the sun can help evaporate any water that’s on the leaves, and don’t water to the point of runoff.
Thirdly, fertilize regularly. A healthy lawn needs nutrients to grow, so feeding it every 6-8 weeks is important. Be sure to use a fertilizer that’s specifically designed for grass, and follow the directions on the package.
Finally, deal with weeds as soon as you see them. Weeds compete with grass for water and nutrients, so getting rid of them is important. The best way to do this is to pull them up by the root, but you can also use a weed killer if necessary.
By following these simple tips, you can have a healthy, green lawn all summer long!
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