A lot of people across the US are complaining that they can’t keep a green lawn all summer. This is largely because of intense sunlight, but also because grass may require different type of care in different areas – especially considering the many types of grass there are out there.
If you want to care for your lawn properly, you’ll have to learn more, not about how much work you should put into it, but about the timing of your work.
Proper cutting, fertilizing, watering and aerating is the key to having a beautiful lawn for most of the year. The trick is to perform all these tasks at the right time. How do you do that? It’s quite simple:
1. Adjust grass height according to the time of the year. For the start of summer, use a 1-1/2 inch cutting height, then increase by half an inch during the heat of the summer, and decrease it back near the end. For warm-climate grasses you should keep the height about ½ of an inch shorter.
2. Make sure your grass gets about 1 to 2 inches of water each week, either from you or naturally. Use deep watering to help it develop deeper roots.
3. Make sure to mow only the top 1/3 of the grass, then avoid raking up the clippings so that they can decompose quickly and give your grass the amount of nitrogen it needs.
Using these simple tips, and making sure you time your organic lawn fertilizing periods well, you can achieve that awesome green lawn you’ve always wanted throughout the entire summer.