The sizzling summer sun can wreak havoc on your grass with unsightly brown blotches, but that does not mean it is time to give up on your yard. Whether you have grass at your home or in your commercial landscape, keep reading for tips on how you may be able to restore your grass to its green glory.
Brown Spot Repair
If your grass is burned from the heat, there is a high likelihood it is as thirsty in this summer heat as you are. The best thing you can do for your lawn is give it water. During the summer, when there is not a lot of rain, you will need to water your whole lawn with approximately 1 to 1.25 inches of water total each week. To reduce further burning of your grass, and to prevent fungi, you’ll want to water in the morning while it is still cool.
Remedies for Bare Patches
The size of those bare patches in your yard can determine how much work it will take to regrow. Patches the size of your hand can usually be brought back to life with proper watering and just a tenth of an ounce of nitrogen-rich fertilizer granules. Larger patches will require breaking up the soil surface, with a dirt rake, and then spreading new grass seed to create new growth.
Preventing Heat Damage
Whether you are trying to prevent damage from occurring, or you want to reduce the chances of heat damage happening again, this is for you. Heat damage is exacerbated by stress on your lawn, which can be caused from frequent mowing. Avoid cutting your grass too frequently or too short. Using nitrogen-rich fertilizer during the summer months can cause your lawn to not tolerate heat, so try to avoid using fertilizer until the weather cools down. Also, adjusting your watering schedule to use more water less frequently, before the summer, will help your lawn get used to the lack of rain.
If you are ready to keep your landscape in tip top shape, let Complete Landscaping in Tucson is ready to take care of you. Call us today at (520) 323-8918.