It’s the time of year when even a short walk outdoors can cause you to break into a sweat. If you get hot being outside, think about how the heat could impact your lawn and other landscaping elements that may be exposed to extreme temperatures. It is important to take steps to protect your yard at all times of the year, but especially during times when temperatures are high and conditions are dry. There are simple things you can do that will allow you to protect your yard during the summer months.
You may have noticed that your lawn feels a little crispy when you walk on it, or you may begin to notice brown spots in different areas. If you feel like your yard needs a bit more attention and help during these next few months, the following lawncare tips may be helpful:
- Don’t cut your grass as long during the summer months. This will prevent weeds from growing and your grass from scorching.
- When you cut your grass, make sure the blades of your mower are sharp. This will prevent fraying, which can lead to browning of the grass.
- Schedule your irrigation to water your grass in the mornings. This means that lass water will be lost to evaporation.
- Try not to walk on your grass as this will keep the grass from sustaining long-term damage.
- Consider adding landscape elements, such as different types of trees, that will provide some shade and offer a break from the sun.
At Pinestraw Place – Landscape Supply, we can provide you with the insight you need to make the best possible decisions about your lawncare needs. We can even help you choose the ideal type of grass for your South Carolina yard, as well as trees that could provide shade and visual interest. If you have questions and concerns for your yard, contact our team for an appointment.