With summer heat beating down, it’s the perfect time to review some summer lawn care tips to keep your property as healthy as possible—no matter what the forecast brings your way. There are plenty of things property owners can do to keep their lawns looking as fresh and healthy as possible without wasting water in the process, including knowing when to water their lawns during the summer. Keep reading for some helpful summer lawn care tips you can follow to boost the appearance of your property.
Summer lawn care tips
Just because the weather is hot doesn’t mean you can’t keep your grass looking amazing. All it takes is a few simple steps to keep grass green and lush, even during the heat of the summer. Here are a few of our best summer lawn care tips if your goal is to keep your grass looking green without breaking the bank or wasting a lot of water:
- Water grass at the right time: One of the most common mistakes made by property owners is watering their grass at the wrong time of day during the summer. For the best results from watering, try to water first thing in the morning, sometime before 9am. Watering in the morning allows grass to absorb water before it’s evaporated by the hot summer sun.
- Water with the right frequency: Another important aspect of summer lawn care is watering frequency. Some property owners water too often, while others don’t water often enough—either way, it’s bad for their lawns. If you’re wondering when to water your lawn in the summer, keep in mind that less is more. The best way to ensure your grass stays healthy without wasting water is to water deeply every other day. During the summer, it’s best to water grass with 1 to 1.5 inches of water each week, which is about a third of an inch of water every two days.
- Mow your lawn regularly: Letting lawns grow out of control over the summer can make it much more difficult to keep roots healthy and growing properly. Mow your lawn regularly to keep it at a healthy length and promote consistent growth during the summer months.
- Keep sprinklers well maintained: Sprinkler systems can make lawn care and maintenance much easier, so it’s important to keep them well maintained. Turn on your sprinkler system to ensure everything is working properly and there aren’t any broken sprinkler heads or other problems that might affect the performance of your system. If you notice anything wrong with your sprinkler system, contact a sprinkler technician who can address the problem and get everything working properly again.
Sprinkler system installation
For more summer lawn care tips, or for help with sprinkler system installation, reach out to the team at Star Sprinkler Systems Inc. Since 1980, we have been committed to providing our customers with the highest quality sprinkler systems and services to keep lawns and properties of all sizes and layouts looking as good as possible—no matter what time of year it is. Find out more about everything we have to offer by giving us a call today.