Americans spend billions of dollars caring for their lawns every year. It’s all nice and good till summer hits the country. Lack of care can make your turf look brown, which is natural, and some grass types naturally get brown during the hot months as a survival method. They enter hibernation to preserve energy. When fall arrives, the grass looks lush green but until then, brown turf is unsightly for many people. You can contact landscaping contractors to maintain your green lawn all summer but if you don’t want to do that, you can follow some steps to preserve the rich green color through summer’s hot weather.
Opt For Deep Watering
This is mandatory if you want to maintain that green shade of your lawn. The right way to keep your lawn grass fresh and lively is to water them deeply once or twice a week. Skip shallow watering because that won’t be as impactful for the grass. Showering 1 – 11/2 inches of water once or twice a week should be your goal.
Water Early In the Morning
Deep watering isn’t the only thing you need to do when it comes to keeping your grass greener. You also need to know the best time to water the lawn in hot weather. And the right time to water your lawn is 5 a.m. in the morning. You need to program your irrigation systems early so your lawn has enough time to dry.
Invest In A Quality Mower
You don’t want to harm your turf by poor maintenance, so make sure you take all the necessary maintenance steps. For example, invest in a good lawnmower with sharp blades. If you already have a mower, keep the blades sharpened, and change the oil tank, filter and spark plugs.
Don’t Skip The Fertilizer
We recommend our clients use fertilizer every six weeks. Note, if you use traditional fertilizers, you may find that your lawn grass grows more quickly. To avoid that, use a lower nitrogen-enriched fertilizer to keep your lawn green. You can use a mulching mower to naturally fertilize the lawn by recycling the nutrients in the grass clippings back into the soil. Avoid using excessive fertilizer because this can cause your turf to turn brown.
Mow On A Higher Setting
Keeping your lawnmower on a higher setting helps leave the grass around three inches high. Taller blades provide more shade on the grass root. As a result, it retains the coolness during the hot summer months. This helps the grass grow taller and greener, and strengthens roots.
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Reviving a brown lawn isn’t difficult, but it may take time and dedication to do so. If you are into summer landscaping and want professional help, we are here to help.
At Felice Landscaping, we manage large and small landscape projects with an impressive list of services that can accommodate the needs of any client. From landscape maintenance to creating beautiful hardscapes, and even installing complex irrigation systems, Felice Landscaping can manage your project in a professional and timely manner. So, contact us at (914) 557-1151 to get your landscaping job done!