Once the winter ends, it’s never too early to start preparing your lawn for the warmer weather of spring and summer. The most crucial aspect of maintaining your lawn’s health and beauty when the hottest days of the year come along is proper lawn irrigation. Here are a few things to remember to keep your grass looking its best in the hot summer sun.
Droughts Are the Most Common Enemy
The first thing to always keep in mind before the summer even begins is that hot weather is very likely to dry up your lawn. Unfortunately, there is a common misconception that in order to keep your landscape looking beautiful, it must be mowed frequently — but this can actually be one of the worst mistakes to make during seasonal droughts. This is primarily due to the recovery time that grass requires from a fresh cut, which is greatly limited in extreme heat. Fertilizing can do even worse damage in the summer sun, primarily due to the chemicals which, combined with the harshness of the heat, can effectively burn the lawn itself. Instead, try using a mulching mower to evenly distribute grass clippings around the landscape, which essentially provides the same key nutrients as the chemical fertilizer — minus the chemicals themselves. If you’ve planned accordingly and have the proper lawn irrigation system installed, you’ll be the safest against having to take these measures when the weather gets really scorching.
The Dangers of Too Much Watering
Although the proper amount of water is always beneficial to maintaining the vibrant luster of your lawn, there is definitely a danger in overdoing it. Not only is dry grass easier to manage and monitor in the hot weather, over-watering can inadvertently deprive the grass’ roots of oxygen, leaving the lawn vulnerable to disease and damage. However, as long as your lawn irrigation system is accurately distributing water deep into the soil, as opposed to merely soaking the top layers with too much water, the lawn will remain healthy and beautiful even in the harshest conditions.
Lawn Irrigation Systems from Aqua Bright
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