Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Pslam 118:1
As summer winds down, and temperatures begin to cool off, we know Fall is in the air. Back to school routines, busy schedules and changes to the landscapes are all around us, and many families struggle to find the time for lawn care. However, it’s imperative to keep up with lawn and garden maintenance. There are several things to consider at this time of year when it comes to keeping your lawn in good shape.
Remove fallen leaves right away. As the leaves start falling, it’s time to break out the rake. Keeping up with the leaves is important. If they pile up too much, the moisture and mildew beneath them can have a damaging effect on your grass. Take time to rake and collect weekly, and it will be easier to keep the lawn clear.
Man, it’s hot outside. July and August are going to have some scorching temperatures, and your lawn is going to feel the heat. At MetroGreenscape, we want to make sure that you know how to water your lawn to keep it as healthy as possible during this time. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when watering your lawn this summer.
Your lawn needs to have at least 1”-1 ½” of water per week over a period of 2-3 waterings. Watering daily will cause your grass to have a shallow root system. Watering 2-3 times during the week will give your grass a deep root system which makes it stronger and more resistant to drought.
Watering 20 minutes, 3 times a week equals 1” of water and watering 30 minutes, 3 times a week will be 1 ½”. In extreme heat, we recommend that you water 3 times per week rather than 2.