Summer in Carmel, Indiana, has finally set in and we’re all starting to feel the effects of the extreme summer heat. While you’re sweating it out and searching for air conditioning, remember that your lawn is also feeling the burden of extreme heat and thus going into conservation mode. Before you panic, take some advice from the experts at Greenworks Lawn Care. We will factor in water, heat, nutrition, and grass cutting, to analyze the best treatments for your grass this summer. We will put together a comprehensive lawn care service to keep your grass in peak condition all year long. However, to care for your lawn between treatments this summer, check out our tips for dealing with extreme heat.
Lawn Protection Tips
Many homeowners cut their grass too short, thinking this will lessen the chore. Unfortunately, cutting grass too short can reduce its ability to produce energy for growth. Cutting grass high can reinforce root strength while curbing weed growth. A good rule of thumb is to remove no more than ⅓ of grass length at one time.
Water Deeply and Infrequently
Overwatering is just as bad as not enough water. Check the grass and soil for dryness, and water as needed. Water thoroughly to reach the root system, and stop until dryness occurs again. Your lawn does not need daily watering. Lawns require approximately 1 inch of water per week, which includes any rainfall.
It’s important to avoid using fertilizer during extreme summer heat because it promotes growth while the plant is actually trying to conserve energy. Instead, mulch your grass clippings for a great, natural way to fertilize your lawn.
Call in the Experts
Lawn health starts one year in advance by fertilizing, cultivating, and aerating your lawn in the fall, to improve spring outcomes. Utilizing the lawn care expertise of a professional landscaping company can remove the burden and improve the longevity and health of your lawn.
Contact Greenworks Lawn Care at (317) 663-0222 to request a quote for your lawn care services today!