Tips to Keep Your Lawn Green this Summer

With the heat of summer in Missouri, it’s easy for your lawn to become dry. It can be frustrating to discover one morning that your grass is past due for a water. A few short days without rain can result in a brown, crispy turf. Impress your guests with a green lawn that withstands the hot summer sun with these tips from Paradise Landscaping on how to keep your lawn lush and green to match your beautiful lake house.

Install an Irrigation System

While you could hand water your lawn every week, let’s be honest, you have plenty of other things you’d rather be doing! The installment of an irrigation system provides convenient and consistent watering to keep your grass nice and green. This option is great whether you live at the lake full time or if you spend your weekends here because you can set irrigation systems to water your lawn at specific times. It is recommended that you water your lawn early in the morning so that it has time to soak up all of that water throughout the day—this prevents your turf from developing fungal diseases. The most effective way to keep your lawn hydrated is to do a deep watering that soaks through to the roots of the grass once or twice a week.

Apply Fertilizer

To insure that your grass isn’t turning brown, also make sure to fertilize it occasionally. Generally, lawns should be fertilized every six weeks to help increase the nutrients in the soil. If you find that fertilizing your lawn is causing your grass to grow too fast, consider using a fertilizer that contains a lower nitrogen count. When applying fertilizer to your yard, make sure that you do it evenly to prevent over-fertilizing one specific spot (which could result in killing part of your turf). 

Keep Your Mower Maintained

A poorly maintained mower could be causing more harm than help when it comes to taking care of your yard. Dull blades could be cutting your grass uneven or leaving brown tips on the end of your grass due to improper cutting. If your mower is suffering from mechanical issues, this could also affect the state of your grass. A poorly working mower could be creating dead or uneven patches in your turf.


Cut the Grass to be Longer

In the summer, grass in the middle of your lawn gets little shade. The constant exposure to the sun causes it to dry out pretty quickly. When the summer months roll around, adjust the settings on your mower to cut the grass higher. It is recommended to let grass stand about three inches tall during the summer so that it can provide some more shade for its own roots. Taller blades of grass also help the roots grow longer and stronger. If you’re deep soaking your lawn, these lengthy roots will allow the grass to soak up as much water as possible.

Keep Your Landscape Maintained 

If your yard looks green, but is overgrown or patchy, you may have some turf management issues. A key in keeping your lawn pristine is regular maintenance. This includes routine mowing, trimming, leaf blowing if necessary, pruning and mulching. A green lawn doesn’t do much good for your home if it’s not well kept. If you want a yard that stands out from your neighbors, consider getting some landscaping work done which could include installing some flowers or plants, installing a water feature or adding in some trees and shrubbery. The options are endless when it comes to sprucing up your yard!

Paradise Landscaping Can Help You!  

If you want a green lawn that stands out, you can count on Paradise Landscaping to help you achieve that! Enjoy your summer with friends and family and leave all lawn services at the Lake of the Ozarks to us. We can help maintain your lawn and install an irrigation system. If you’re looking to add some fun features to your yard, we can help with that too! We offer a wide variety of services and can help design a customized yard for you. We specialize in: landscape lighting, installment of water features, pool maintenance, lawn management and more. Give us a call today for help with all of your landscaping and yard maintenance needs.

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