Mow Your Lawn to the Right Height
During the summer, you want to keep your lawn a little taller than normal. Having your lawn tall will help shade the soil so it doesn’t dry out. This will lead to your lawn having deeper roots, and it will prevent weed seeds from germinating.
Water your lawn deeply and infrequently for the healthiest grass. Your lawn needs at least an inch of water on a weekly basis, and more if there is severe heat. Keep a rain gauge to keep track of the amount of rainfall to prevent overwatering your lawn.
Keep Lawn Mower Blades Sharp
Dull lawn mower blades damage your lawn by tearing the grass up, leaving openings. Sharpen your mower blades after every 10 hours of mowing at least.
Leave Your Lawn Clippings
When mowing your lawn, leave your grass clippings, if possible. If you leave the grass clippings on top of your lawn, it will supply the soil with added nutrients as well as additional shade.
Pick Up After Summer Fun
During the summer, your backyard is a great place to enjoy summer activities. This can result in toys, water games, lawn chairs and other items being left out. Little did you know, this could actually harm or even kill your grass.
Clean Up After Your Dog
Your dog’s potty breaks can be the doom of your lawn. If your grass is dying because of your dog’s urine, dilute it with water in the soil. If possible, create a mulch or pebble area and train your dog to use that designated area. Also, pick up your dog’s waste and properly dispose of it – this will help with unwanted flies too!
Avoid Parking on the Lawn
Parking or even driving on the lawn can lead to soil compaction, which can lead to dead grass and other issues. During times of excessive heat or drought, limit walking on grass to avoid further damage.
Summer heat can get the best of any grass. Fight back with these preventative tips! If all else fails, remember to call Best Pest Control! As your Lake of the Ozarks pests control company, we not only treat pests, we can also treat your yard. If your lawn needs help, call 573-348-1600 today!
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