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Everyone loves a beautiful green lawn. Homeowners take pride in how their landscaping looks, and many people devote a significant amount of time and money to keeping their grounds looking perfect.

Regardless of all this care, most people still experience times when their lawn turns brown, especially during summer. This can be frustrating and a little disheartening. Don’t worry. It is very natural for this to happen.

There are ways to prevent grass from turning brown during the summer. Try using the following tips given by a lawn care professional:

1. Manage Heat Stress

Your lawn can start to turn brown from heat stress. One of the easiest ways to manage heat stress to the roots is to allow your grass to grow taller before mowing. Set your lawnmower to cut at 3 inches, or ask your Dallas lawn care service to set their mower to this height. The added length will shade the roots better and give protection from the heat.

2. Deep Watering Twice A Week

Many people water their lawns every day. You will get better results from giving your lawn a deep watering of one to two inches of water twice a week. You can set your sprinkler system to this amount of water.

3. 5 am Is The Golden Hour For Watering

The perfect time to water your lawn is 5 am. Why? The sun is not out yet, so all of the water will go into the ground instead of evaporating in the heat. Watering your lawn will allow your grass to dry evenly during the day, which can help prevent bacteria growth.

4. Fertilize Your Lawn On A Schedule

There is such a thing as over-fertilizing your lawn. You will want to set a schedule of about once every six weeks to apply fertilizer. If you use lower nitrogen fertilizer, you will still get a healthy lawn without the rampant growth of high nitrogen fertilizers.

5. Aerate Your Lawn

The roots of your grass need oxygen. By aerating your lawn, you will ensure that air is getting to the roots so that they can breathe. If you are doing it by hand, you will need to use a grass fork and place a small hole in the lawn about one foot apart. The easiest way to do this is to ask your lawn mowing service to aerate your lawn regularly. They have the equipment to attach to their mowers to do this automatically.

6. Make Sure Your Lawnmower Blades Are Sharp

Dull blades will hack up your grass and cause damage to the areas where the blades are cut. This will cause the tops of the grass to die and turn brown. When you have sharpened blades, the grass will be cut smoothly, avoiding damage, and allowing the grass to continue to grow without turning brown.

7. Let Damaged Areas Heal

High-traffic areas on your lawn from children playing, pets, vehicles, or other uses can cause damage to your yard. When you notice an area turning brown or losing grass growth, block off this area and allow it to heal. The grass will return with the correct watering and feeding.

Let Your Lawn Thrive This Summer With Executive Lawn Care

Executive Lawn Care is Dallas’s premier residential lawn care provider. From general lawn mowing to detailed bed and bush maintenance, we have the experience that keeps your landscape green.

Contact us today to get your property on our schedule.

 

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