Summer is usually one of the most stress-free seasons for homeowners. However, while your weekend cookouts and afternoons spent playing on the lawn may be relaxing to you, summer is an extremely stressful time for your lawn.
Without the right lawn care techniques, your lush lawn can easily fall victim to overheating, drying out, and becoming permanently damaged. Here are some ways you can ease the stress off of your lawn as the weather starts to heat up.
Treat Your Lawn for Pests
The summer season brings grubs and other pests to your lawn. This is the time for these bugs to start laying eggs in your lawn, leading to a destructive infestation. Our technicians will be able to help you find a safe, efficient solution towards resolving this seasonal problem.
Mow at the Right Height
Mowing your lawn regularly is one of the best things you can do to take the stress out of it during the summer. Rather than giving your lawn a short and tight buzz cut that leaves it vulnerable to scorching heat, raise your blades for the season. Leaving your lawn cut at a taller height creates shade that your grass needs to thrive.
Also, when you are mowing in the summer, feel free to let the clippings lie out on the lawn. The weather will help hasten the recycling process of your cut grass and help it create an extra boost of fertilization that helps keep your grass healthy!
Water in the Mornings
Watering your lawn is important in the summer, but doing so at the right time of the day is essential! We recommend that you water your lawn between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. during the warmer Texas months. This window gives your lawn the perfect time frame to absorb the water without having to worry about sharing it with the sun.
Watering any later in the day will still give your grass some of the essentials it needs, but a lot of the water will end up being wasted to evaporation.
Plant a Low-Stress Lawn
If you plan on starting your lawn with a clean slate this summer, talk to your lawn care provider about the benefits of planting a low-stress, warm-season grass. Lawns that are specifically bred for the heat have deeper roots that require less maintenance for them to stay green during the summer months.
From clover to Kentucky Bluegrass, your lawn will have a fighting chance each summer if you start with your local weather conditions in mind.
Keep Your Lawn Summer Fresh With Executive Lawn Care
At Executive Lawn Care, we know that you’d much rather spend your time enjoying your lawn than tending to it. Our lawn care experts are here to take the hard work off of your shoulders and help your lawn thrive this summer. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our mowing services, fertilization opportunities, and more! We’re ready to give your lawn the executive treatment.