Extreme heat and too much direct sunlight is harmful for lawns, especially in areas that get prolonged heat waves and the lawn does not have time to recover from the heat shock. However, there are ways to help your lawn survive hot periods – here are a few methods:
– Water the lawn the right way – the best way to ensure your lawn gets the right amount of water is to water it early in the morning with a sufficient amount of water. Try to water the lawn deeply and at least two times a week to promote root growth;
– Don’t cut the grass too short – longer blades protect the soil underneath and they allow the roots to stay moist even when the sun is scorching, so don’t trim the lawn too short. Mow often and always make sure the blades on the mower are properly sharpened to avoid wounding the grass;
– Don’t use too much fertilizer – fertilizers make the grass grow taller, but when temperatures become really high, what your lawn needs is to grow stronger and greener so choose the right lawn care products for the hot season. During hot spells, you need to mow the lawn more anyway, so it makes no sense to use substances that encourage growth in length.