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Lawn Care Tips for Summer: Keeping Your Grass Green and Healthy

Lawn Care Tips for Summer: Keeping Your Grass Green and Healthy

With the arrival of summer comes new responsibilities for taking care of your lawn. While this may seem daunting, proper maintenance can ensure your grass remains healthy and green all season. This blog post will provide tips on how to water, mow, fertilize, protect against pests and weeds, improve soil health, and create a practical seasonal checklist for keeping your lawn in top shape during summer.

Watering Tips

One of the most important aspects of maintaining a healthy lawn is ensuring you provide enough water without overwatering or drowning out plants’ root systems. To start with good watering practices for summertime conditions: Water early in the morning when temperatures are more relaxed; lightly mist two times each week instead of one heavy soaking; adjust sprinkler spray heads to avoid overspray onto sidewalks or driveways; use soaker hoses around flower beds and trees; install rain barrels as an alternative source for irrigation if possible; apply mulch around any plantings that need special attention during dry spells.

Additionally, make sure not to forget drought prevention techniques such as planting native varieties which require less water than non-native species or installing drip lines throughout garden beds to reduce overall evaporation.

Mowing Tips

Mowing your lawn a few times each summer is essential for keeping grass healthy and attractive. Make sure always to use a sharp blade on the mower, keep it at the proper cutting height (3-4 inches depending on the type of grass), remove clippings rather than leaving them in place, and leave enough length so that when you’re done mowing one pass, you can still see some green left behind – this allows more light to reach down into the soil which helps with photosynthesis and overall health of plants.

Additionally, consider using composted materials instead of fertilizers since compost will help improve water retention while providing extra nutrients plants need during hot, dry spells.

Fertilization Tips

When it comes time to fertilize your lawn, make sure that you are choosing products designed specifically for outdoor turfgrass growth; avoid any general all-purpose fertilizer blends or slow-release types intended only for indoor houseplants if possible because these may cause damage or discoloration over time due lack of necessary micronutrients required for proper lawn maintenance.

Then apply according to instructions provided through broadcast spreaders or hose applications. Be careful not to add too much nitrogen, as this can burn turfgrass leaves, leading to an unappealing yellow or brown color. Additionally, opt for organic products where possible and apply them in the mornings on cool days if possible; otherwise, this can cause further damage due to the heat present during mid-day applications.

Pest & Weed Control Tips

Many individuals are under the misconception that when summer arrives their lawns go unscathed from pesky insects and weeds, but unfortunately, this is often not true! To help prevent potential infestations keep an eye out for damaged leaves, bare spots in grass turf areas, dirt mounds near plant beds, etc.…

When you spot anything peculiar take a closer look or have a professional take care of these issues before they become widespread. Choose treatment methods such as beneficial insect predators (ladybugs) rather than harsh chemical sprays whenever feasible; use natural preemergent herbicides like corn gluten meal which will act as weed prevention instead of post-emergent treatments which may harm beneficial plants nearby; also consider using mulch around garden bed borders assist with pest control since most don’t appreciate crawling through thick piles of material.

Soil Health Tips

To ensure your soil remains healthy all season long begin by testing its quality with a soil test kit or by having a professional conduct one. This will provide you with crucial information needed to make informed decisions during the summer months, such as which nutrients your lawn needs more of, how much water it can hold onto before runoff occurs, and if any pH level adjustments need to be made for plants to flourish.

Next, aerate at least once per season either manually using an aerator tool or by hiring someone who specializes in this service; this helps break up hard compacted soil allowing oxygen and fertilizer chemicals access down into root systems of grasses where they are most beneficial.

To help keep turfgrass healthy add organic matter like compost throughout surface areas every few weeks depending on usage levels (i.e., heavier traffic requires more frequent applications); also consider planting cover crops over winter, which act as natural fertilizers adding nitrogen back into depleted soils, while improving overall drainage conditions near plant beds too!

Summer Lawn Care Checklist

To help organize all these tips here’s a handy checklist that can be used when tackling outdoor maintenance tasks each season:

  • Watering times/amounts adjusted based on seasonal weather conditions
  • Mow regularly keeping blades sharp & clippings cleared away
  • Fertilize properly following instructions provided by the manufacturer
  • Check for pests/weeds and apply natural treatments whenever possible
  • Test soil quality & improve with aeration, compost, cover crops, etc…


Following the tips outlined in this blog post can help ensure that your lawn stays healthy and green all summer.

Remember to water early mornings when temperatures are more relaxed; mow at the right height using a sharp blade; fertilize properly, considering organic options as an option if desired; watch out for pesky weeds or insects, taking preventive measures to avoid infestations later on down the line; test soil health regularly adding more organic matter over time.

Finally, keep track of seasonal tasks with a helpful checklist so that nothing is forgotten during those hot days ahead!

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