How to Revive Your Lawn After a Long, Hot Summer
Even though the beautiful sunshine and warm breezes is a luxury for most in the summer, after a while, the heat can really start to get to you. At the end of the summer, your lawn feels exactly the same way! When the season begins to come to a close, it’s time to start thinking about ways to revive your lawn after a long, hot summer. Follow these tips for a smoother transition out of the dog days of summer-- your lawn will thank you!
Let your lawn grow
When the sun is out in full force, it can be tempting to cut your lawn as short as possible so you can squeak by with missing a week of lawn work. Don’t fall into this trap--keeping your lawn cropped too short can cause unnecessary stress on your lawn, especially in intense heat. Instead, mow your lawn higher and more often so your grass can look its best. It may require a little extra work on your part, but your lawn will thank you!
Watering is a science
Although it may seem simple, watering your lawn is a task that requires proper planning and thought, and even more so after a long, hot summer. If you have spent the summer months dousing your lawn in water in an effort to keep brown spots at bay, you may have actually caused more damage to your grass. Instead of drowning your lawn to bring it back from the brink, water in the early morning between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. before the sun has a chance to evaporate it. This way, the water has a chance to get to the roots and hydrate your lawn! Keep it going when the warmth starts to wind down at the end of summer to bring it back to life.
Reviving grass during a drought
If your summer has been lacking in water, all is not lost. After a long season with minimal water, your lawn can be brought back to life. Here’s how:
- Avoid mowing during a drought.
- Try to reduce foot traffic from people and pets on stressed out grass.
- Aerate your lawn in the late summer and early fall to remove thatch buildup and increase nutrient uptake.
- Call in a professional to put your lawn on a proper fertilization and weed control plan.
Sometimes, after a long hot summer, your lawn needs a little extra TLC. Call in the professionals at Tailor Made for lawn care solutions that can bring your yard back to life after a harsh summer season. Your grass will be happy and healthy once again!