How To Keep Your Lawns Green And Lush All Summer

Mad About Lawns


Summer is a crucial time for lawn care, and to keep your lawns lush and green can be the centrepiece of any garden. However, keeping a lawn looking great during the hot and dry months of summer can be challenging. But with the right tips and techniques, you can help to keep your lawn green and healthy all summer long.

First, it’s important to water your lawn properly. Watering deeply and infrequently is better than watering frequently and shallowly. Deep watering encourages deeper roots, which makes your lawn more drought-tolerant. It’s also important to water your lawn in the early morning or late evening when temperatures are cooler and the sun isn’t as intense. This will help to reduce evaporation and ensure that the water reaches the roots of the grass.

Another key to keeping your lawn green and lush is to fertilize it regularly. A well-fertilized lawn is better able to withstand the stresses of summer and will be more resistant to disease and pests. It’s also important to select the right fertilizer for your lawn and to apply it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

It’s also important to mow your lawn properly during the summer. The best time to mow is early in the morning or late in the evening when temperatures are cooler and the sun isn’t as intense. Mowing to the right height can also help to keep your lawn green. During the summer, it’s best to let your lawn grow a bit taller than usual. Longer grass shades the soil, which can help to retain moisture and protect the roots from heat.

Another important tip is to keep an eye out for pests and diseases. Common summer pests include chafer grubs, sod webworms, and leather jackets. These pests can damage your lawn and should be treated as soon as they’re detected.

Lastly, it’s important to be mindful of the weather forecast. During extreme heat waves, it may be best to avoid mowing altogether and wait until conditions improve.

So to keep your lawns green and lush give MadAboutLawns a call.