Summer Lawn Maintenance

Posted on Jun 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan


Your lawn probably gets the most use in the summer. When the sun is out, it can be hard not to want to be outside all day, which means that you’ll likely be spending a ton of time in your yard. That’s great! After all, yards aren’t just there to look pretty, they’re also a great place to spend time with friends and family. Having a yard gives you the perfect place to play games, enjoy a nice conversation, lay out for a tan, or have a great meal.

However, in order to keep your lawn looking perfect after you’re finished using it, there are a few things you’ll want to watch out for. Here are some of the most important tips for keeping your lawn in good shape this summer.

Don’t Store Things On The Lawn

Summer is the best time to bring out the lawn chairs, and super soakers. All the summertime props that makes for lazy afternoons and fun in the sun make their way out of the closet and out into the yard. Sometimes it can be hard to remember to put things back where they belong, but it’s important that you don’t leave things sitting out on the lawn at the very least. When you leave objects sitting on the lawn for days at a time, they compact the soil underneath the grass. This is one of the major pitfalls to avoid in lawn care because when the soil is compacted, it doesn’t allow the roots of the grass to grow as much as they could.

Don’t Neglect Your Lawnmower

It can be tempting to ditch your lawnmower during the summer and let the grass grow wild and free. Even if you don’t mind the look of long grass, you might want to reconsider letting it go too out of control. Short grass actually tends to have less pests in it due to the fact that it’s not a good hiding spot. Pests like to hidein dark little places where they won’t be disturbed, so if you leave your grass short, they’re more likely to look elsewhere for shelter.

Hire A Summer Landscaper

While your lawn and plants are full in bloom, hire a landscaper to look after them. You’ll be running around to baseball games and beach trips, and it can be easy to forget about your yard chores. Hiring a landscaperto come every few weeks to check on your grass and garden can be a huge benefit to both you and your yard.

Water Differently Than You Usually Do

If you live in an area that gets a lot of sun during the summer, you’ll need to adjust your watering schedule. Water evaporates when the sun is out, so you’ll probably need to water just a bit more than normal, to make sure your grass stays hydrated. In order to make sure your lawn has the most time possible to soak up the water before it evaporates, try watering earlier in the day, before the sun comes out.

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Topics: San Joaquin Valley, General Info, Gardens, Lawn Aeration