What Color Is Your Lawn?

Published on: September 28, 2014

The end of August is often when you’ll start to see more brown or yellow lawns than lush green grass in front of most homes. Keeping a green lawn during the hottest months of the year can be both difficult and expensive. However, there are some factors which can improve your chances of keeping live grass through the end of summer without spending a fortune on your water bill. Consider these tips to plan for a lawn that will stay green all next summer. 

  • Type of grass. The type of grass you have in your yard can have a substantial impact on how well your lawn will fare through the hot summer months. Some varieties of grass need more water than others. Bahia and Bermuda are two choices which tend to perform better in hot, dry weather.
  • Watering regimen. Whether you have a sprinkler or irrigation system, or hand water your lawn, it’s often more beneficial in hot weather to soak your lawn versus lightly watering every day. This can create a stronger root system for the grass, making it healthier and heartier.
  • Regular yard maintenance. Keeping weeds under control can help reduce stress on your lawn, helping it to recover more easily during high heat months. Dethatching in the spring is another way to keep lawn healthier and better able to withstand the heat and low moisture. Also, keeping your grass a little longer during high temperatures can be beneficial to retaining moisture in the roots. 

Talk to your local landscaper to discuss making improvements or changes to your grass, along with scheduling maintenance to produce healthier, greener grass that will survive the heat.

Posted on behalf of Find Local Landscapers

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