LifestyleAvoid these mistakes to keep your lawn green this summer

Avoid these mistakes to keep your lawn green this summer

How to take care of a lawn?
How to take care of a lawn?
Images source: © Adobe Stock

9:42 PM EDT, June 24, 2024

Lawn care is not complex if we follow a few basic rules. What can you do to make the job easier while enjoying great results? Unfortunately, many people make the same mistake when watering the lawn during heatwaves, leading to severe problems.

A well-maintained green lawn, soft as a carpet, is probably the dream of everyone with a backyard garden. While maintaining a lawn isn't particularly challenging, improper care can lead to regret.

What should you know about proper lawn watering, mowing, and fertilizing? Here is some essential information for anyone serious about garden care.

Want to have a nice lawn? Remember this

Regular mowing, weeding, and watering are the three pillars of lawn maintenance. To keep a green turf dense, mow it at least once a week during the summer. Reduce the frequency to once every two weeks in the spring and fall. During the summer, keep the grass blades between 2 and 4 inches tall to minimize browning from heat.

Don't overwater a young lawn, making the root system shallow. Remove weeds by hand using a weeder or a special spatula. Before mowing, rake the lawn to "lift" the weeds, making it easier for the mower to remove them.

Lawn care during a heatwave

When it’s scorching hot, and there's no rain, increase the frequency of watering your lawn. However, water skillfully. In the summer, water the grass at least three times a week using a diffused stream of water.

Avoid the most common mistake of watering the lawn during the day—instead, water early in the morning or late in the evening when temperatures are more tolerable.

See also