No one likes when their lawn turns brown during the summer and they can feel a passerby’s judging gaze on their once beautiful yard. If you’re wondering how to avoid such shame, look no further for tips to keep a healthy green lawn during the heat of the summer or a drought.
A good way to start is with your watering habits. It is best to water your lawn in the early mornings before it gets hot outside. That way, the soil has more time to absorb it before it evaporates with the heat of the day. You should also water for longer periods of time so you don’t have to water your lawn as frequently.
Make sure your sprinklers aren’t overshooting. If you have a sprinkler system embedded in your yard, and the water shoots past the grass, you should reposition those sprinklers that overshoot. So many people waste a lot of water on their sidewalks and driveways when it could be going toward their grass.
The best thing you can do for your lawn during a drought is to mow at a high setting so your grass doesn’t get too short. Your lawn mower should be set to two-and-a-half to four inches high. If your grass is too short, more of the soil is exposed to the sun and more water evaporates, leaving less water for the grass. With taller grass, you can maintain more moisture in the soil.
Speaking of lawn mowers, make sure to keep the blades on your mower sharp. Dull blades damage the grass but don’t cut it well, meaning the grass will use up more water and energy to repair it. Cleanly cut grass takes much less energy for the grass to heal.
Another thing you can do to keep your lawn healthy is to keep your soil from eroding. Calcium and gypsum are great minerals that can help to accomplish this. EcoGEM Soil Enhancer contains both of these, along with other ingredients that help your grass grow greener and healthier.
Get in touch with EcoGEM® today at (303) 500-6944.