When summer draws near, the harsh heat and humidity can really take its toll on your lush, green lawn. On top of this, many cities now have severe water restrictions that prevent us from being able to keep our lawns looking happy and healthy. But all is not lost. There are a few steps you can take to make the most of your limited resources. Here are a few tips that could help to rejuvenate your unhealthy lawn.
- It’s important to fertilize your lawn at least twice a year, once in the spring and once in the summer. Be sure to fertilize with nitrogen rich lawn specific fertilizer. The nitrogen has all the nutrients that your lawn will need to thrive in those dry summer months. Fertilizing more than twice a year can mean your lawn will become overgrown and you’ll find yourself mowing it far too regularly just to maintain it. Be sure to fertilize your lawn just after you’ve mowed it and to get even distribution should you use a fertilizer spreader.
- Keep your pets away! Too much nitrogen on your lawn can actually harm it. If you’re noticing a lot of brown spots scattered around your lawn, there’s a good chance that those areas have been exposed to too much nitrogen. The most common cause of this is pet urine, which has a high level of nitrogen and can burn the grass. If you notice a brown spot appearing, be sure to focus some extra water on that area to rinse away the excess nitrogen. Purchasing a green-grass repair kit is a good way to keep on top of those unwanted brown patches. You can find these at most hardware stores.
- It’s important to remember to water your lawn on a regular basis. Most lawns require about 1 to 1.5 inches of water every week and the best way to make the most of this hydration is to water in the wee small hours of the morning. Around 5am is usually the best time as the heat of the sun doesn’t evaporate all the water immediately. If you water in the early hours of the evening, fungus is more likely to grow, which can affect the health of your lawn.
- Seek professional help. It’s easy to spend a lot of time working hard on your lawn, only to find that your precious money and time has been wasted on the wrong things. It can be an exhausting process to maintain a perfect lawn, let alone rejuvenate a dying one. It’s always a good idea to seek a little professional help from time to time. The good people atA-Affordable Lawn & Tree have a wealth of knowledge and expertise at a fraction of the cost compare to other landscapers. Trial and error will only get you so far and sometimes you need to put your faith in the trusted opinion of a pro.