When the temperatures rise and the spring showers stop, the lawn you’ve been lovingly tending may start to dry up and turn brown. During the summer, proper lawn irrigation is crucial for maintaining the lush green grass you might have taken for granted all spring. The tips below will help keep your lawn beat the summer heat and stay beautiful and healthy all the way to fall.
3 Tips for Watering Your Lawn in the Summer
1. Don’t Water Every Day
Even in the height of summer, most types of grass don’t need to be watered every day. In fact, overwatering can saturate the soil and create the perfect conditions for fungus while encouraging your grass to grow shallow roots. For clay soils, you still need to water only once a week, while those with more sandy soils should irrigate their lawns every two or three days.
2. Water in the Morning
Knowing when to water your lawn will help your grass thrive throughout the summer. Watering the grass early in the morning will keep evaporation to a minimum while protecting your lawn from the afternoon heat. If you’re not home in the morning, turn the sprinklers on in the early evening before the sun goes down.
3. Install an In-Ground Irrigation System
A professionally designed and installed irrigation system is the single best investment you can make for your lawn. The best contractors will carefully choose the right equipment for your grass and position sprinklers to ensure water is evenly distributed across the lawn. You’ll be able to sit back and enjoy the lush green all summer.
A beautiful lawn is no accident, which is why homeowners and businesses throughout the Triad Area of North Carolina rely on Steve Hinesley and Co. Inc. to create and maintain their landscaping. Their professionals offer a comprehensive range of services, from irrigation installations to 12-month service contracts that take the stress out of caring for your grass. Visit their website for more on their broad array of services or call (336) 953-4600 to request an estimate today.