Summer Time Lawn Care Tips

If landscaping isn’t your profession then you probably don’t know too much about proper lawn care other than the fact that you cut the grass when it gets long. Taking care of your lawn is a little more complex than that though. Most people love to have a perfectly groomed yard but to keep it healthiest there are some tips you might not realize you’re missing out on. Pay attention because your lawn could really benefit from these. There are many variables when it comes to taking proper care of your lawn and the seasons changing are one of them. If you want the best lawn on your street then you’ve come to the right place. This information will help you grow a great lawn and save you some headache from trial and error.

If you don’t have much lawn care knowledge then you most likely just stick to the basics. You cut the grass to whatever length the mower cuts it but this might be making more work for you. Depending on where you are in the world your species of grass will probably differ so you’ll most likely have to do some research and a little experimentation to get the info you need.  I will give you some info on the grass heights you should be using during the different seasons. In autumn your grass should be trimmed to about 2 inches but in summer your grass should be a length of about 3 inches. Having your grass a little longer will keep the hydration in your soil a little better on hot summer days and be a bit more drought tolerant.

image2Now that we have the length of your grass covered, let’s talk about how often you should be trimming your lawn. This is a tricky question to answer without knowing what type of grass you have or what climate you’re in because those things will affect the answer. The climate really has a lot to do with the growth of your lawn and any other plant life you’re trying to sustain. How often you water your lawn and if you fertilize also affects the answer. Do some research on this and it will give you an advantage when keeping a lush lawn. A solid fact I can state is that you don’t want to mow more than a third of your grasses length. image3If your grass is mowed to 3 inches and it grows to four, that’s when you’ll want to trim it back down to 3 again. If you’re allowing your grass to grow to four and a half to five inches, you might start experiencing some issues with your lawn becoming patchy. If your lawn is long then I suggest a mower with a bag to keep the clippings from killing the grass underneath.

The last tip I’ll give you is that when you cut your lawn, periodically change the direction you cut it in to keep any ruts from forming along your lawn. If you mowed side to side last trim then switch it up a bit and mow up and down your lawn this time. Just switching the pattern you mow in will help your grass grow evenly. Try these tips out and you will reap the benefits of a healthy and beautiful lawn all year round.